Drug withdrawals in the United States: a systematic review of the evidence and analysis of trends.

@article{Issa2007DrugWI,
  title={Drug withdrawals in the United States: a systematic review of the evidence and analysis of trends.},
  author={Amalia M. Issa and Kathryn A. Phillips and Stephanie L Van Bebber and Hima G Nidamarthy and Karen E. Lasser and Jennifer S. Haas and Brian K. Alldredge and Robert M. Wachter and David W. Bates},
  journal={Current drug safety},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={177-85}
}
There have been a number of highly publicized safety-based drug withdrawals in the United States in recent years. We conducted a review of drugs withdrawn since 1993 and examined trends in drug withdrawals. Our objective was to determine the frequency and characteristics of withdrawn drugs and trends since 1993, and to discuss the implications of the findings. We found that a mean of 1.5 drugs per year have been withdrawn since 1993, and that the number of withdrawals has not increased over… CONTINUE READING

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