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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