There were 13 drugs and medical devices recalled by the FDA in November alone, including products that were defective or not sterile and drugs not approved by the federal agency.

The manufacturers of supplements, prescription drugs and medical devices have an obligation to consumers to ensure their products are safe. Unfortunately, the defective drug attorneys at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers  know that this isn’t always the case.

Many of the products recalled were dietary supplements, which generally are not required to be approved by the FDA but have a history of dangerous side effects. Some of the recalled drugs and devices noted by our defective drug attorneys include:

Vega One: Nutritional Shakes and Sports Performance Protein products were voluntarily recalled due to trace amounts of chloramphenicol.

Acetaminophen infant suspension liquid: Batches were voluntarily recalled due to problems with some of the dosing syringes. Brands include Babies R Us, Care One, Equate, Kroger, H-E-B and more.

OxyElite Pro dietary supplements: These supplements were voluntarily recalled due to containing a liver damaging product.

VitaliKOR Products: These supplements were voluntarily recalled due to undeclared Vardenafil and Tadalafil.

Medtronic, Inc.: The company voluntarily recalled defective cardiac guidewires. Viscocel and Viscocel Plus, which were distributed in the U.S. without FDA approval, were also recalled.

Baxter International Inc.: The company voluntarily recalled nitroglycerin injections because of particulate matter found in one of the vials.

If you or a loved one has been injured by the use of a supplement, medical device or prescription medication, the Houston defective drug attorneys at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris may be able to help you recover compensation. Contact them today to schedule a free consultation and learn about your legal rights.