CVS Faces Scrutiny Over High Rate of Drug Recalls

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CALIFORNIA (June 12, 2024)CVS has experienced a significantly higher rate of product recalls compared to its competitors. The investigation links these frequent recalls to CVS’s engagement with manufacturers that have faced serious quality control issues, including facilities contaminated with bacteria and poor working conditions.


Over the past decade, CVS worked with at least 15 manufacturers cited for manufacturing deficiencies, leading to 133 recalls of its store-brand drugs, averaging more than one recall per month. This figure starkly contrasts with the 70 recalls at Walgreens and 51 at Walmart in the same period.


One notable example cited by Bloomberg involves Unipharma LLC in Florida, where the FDA found contaminated water used in drug production. Another facility in India was flagged for conditions including peeling paint, barefoot workers, and falsified safety tests.


Despite the CVS drug recall issues, CVS spokesperson Amy Thibault asserts that the company is committed to “good manufacturing and ethical sourcing practices.” However, the continued sale of potentially harmful products, such as certain eye drops that were still available weeks after an FDA warning, raises concerns about CVS’s adherence to these standards.

If you or someone you know has been affected by using a defective product from CVS or any other retailer, it is crucial to understand your rights. Contacting an attorney specializing in defective product liability can provide you with the guidance to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Call RTM Law Firm today for a free case review.




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