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Contamination, Mix-Ups Drive Up Drug Recall Totals for 2012

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Injectables eclipsed oral solids as 2012 generated the fourth-most recalls ever. Contamination played a major role, particularly in generating several massive recalls at compounding pharmacies, while there were also contraceptive packaging snafus, problems in confronting tablet mix-ups and other issues that generated drug recalls last year.

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