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  • Drug Safety Withdrawals: Who is Responsible for Notifying Patients? [hide all summaries]
    (December 2002)
    The following editorial, by Health Letter Editor Dr. Sidney Wolfe, appeared in the December issue of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. Ultimately, the cost for such notification should be borne by the pharmaceutical company making the dangerous drug. Pharmacists and/or physicians, if the latter have record access, should be reimbursed for doing the company’s work. In addition, the FDA should be given new legislative authority to impose mandatory drug recalls with an enforceable withdrawal schedule governing the level and rapidity of recall and patient notification.

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