• Device Recalls Surge While Pharma Offers Mixed News in Latest Recall Report

    A report published this week by the recall consulting group ExpertRecall analyzing the number of recalls in the regulated healthcare product sector shows that both pharmaceutical and medical device recalls continued to fall within historical norms, even as both fluctuated-for better and for worse-from previous quarters. Background In the US, the recall of pharmaceutical and medical device products is largely conducted on a voluntary basis by companies, who often wish to...
  • Pharmaceutical, Device Recalls Spike in Second Quarter, Led by Compounding and Global Trends

    Pharmaceutical recalls, and especially serious Class I pharmaceutical recalls, are up substantially from previous quarters, according to a new report from the recall consulting firm Stericycle. The reports, which Stericycle publishes on a quarterly basis, serve as a snapshot of several industries, including the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, breaking down recalls by time, product type and recall severity. Pharmaceutical Trends Pharmaceutical recalls saw ...
  • Report Shows Big Increase in Pharmaceutical Recalls Led by Compounding Pharmacy Troubles

    • 16 May 2013
    Recall reporting and consulting firm Stericycle is out with its latest quarterly report regarding the state of industry recalls, showing a disturbing trend in recalls led by compounding pharmacies and large-scale medical device problems. Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals as a category is made up of two types of products: Drugs manufactured under traditional conditions, such as in a large-scale manufacturing facility, and drugs that are compounded, often on a one-off bas...
  • Report: Repeat Recalls by Device Companies at 30-Month High

    A new report out today from the recall company SteriCycle focusing on recalls overseen or ordered by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that recalls of pharmaceutical and medical device products fell slightly in the fourth quarter of 2012 relative to Q3, but the number of recalled units fell dramatically. Those recalls generally fall into one of two categories: voluntary recalls, which comprise the vast majority of all recall activity, and mandatory recalls,...
  • Report: Recall Trends Generally Flat Through First Half of Year

    Consumer product recalls initiated for pharmaceuticals and medical devices remained largely flat during the second quarter (Q2) of 2012, according to a new report published by recall firm Stericycle . The report, part of a long-running analysis published by the company on a quarterly basis, looks at product recalls in the US under the jurisdiction of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While general trends were relatively flat, the company noted that the number o...