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EP 961B - What Happens When Your Medication is Recalled?

Summary: Just because a drug recall is happening, it doesn't mean you must throw your medication away.
Air Date: 10/8/19
Duration: 16:14
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Delaney Ivy, PharmD
Delaney Ivy, PharmD, is a primary care pharmacist and clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. “Many times, medication recalls only impact certain batches of pills, so you may be in the clear.”

Education and Training
  • University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and Blackstock Family Practice Academic Associates, Post-graduate Year 2 Ambulatory Care Residency, 2011-2012
  • East Alabama Medical Center and Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Post-graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, 2010-2011
  • University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, PharmD, 2010

Research Interests
  • Evaluation of clinical pharmacy services and quality assurance
  • Assessments and evaluations in education

Teaching Interests
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Women’s Health
  • Primary Care
EP 961B - What Happens When Your Medication is Recalled?
Recalls for prescription and over-the-counter medications happen all the time. The news wires lit up recently at the voluntary recall of Zantac by major pharmacies CVS, Walgreens, and RiteAid due to a potential cancer risk.

It doesn't always happen because a patient's health and safety is at risk. Sometimes, officials may simply recall medications due to a labeling issue.

The good news is, just because a recall is happening, it doesn't mean you must throw your medication away.

Delaney Ivy, PharmD, joins Dr. Roizen to explain why recalls occur, what to do should your medication is listed, and why it's not always reason to panic.

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