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Drug Recalls Soared Again in 2013, Driven by Contamination

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FDA reported 1,276 drug recalls last year, the third-highest level ever. Inspections of pharmacies that compounded purportedly aseptic injectables drove the numbers, but pharmaceutical manufacturers also contributed as they struggled with particulates, precipitation and other issues.

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