Alarms Raised over Drug Imports

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Potential difficulties for U. S. health care system are emerging as more prescription drugs and their ingredients are imported.  FDA inspectors visit most foreign drug manufactures only once every eight to twelve years.  The government may not even know the identity of half of the companies that export pharmaceuticals to the U.S.  While 3,000 foreign companies are believed to ship prescription drugs to the U.S., the FDA is scheduled to inspect just 300 of those firms this year.

Federal law requires the roughly 3,300 domestic drug manufacturers to face an FDA inspection once every two years.  Foreign pharmaceutical manufacturers face no such requirement, and the actual number of companies shipping prescription drugs to the U.S. may be as high as 6,700.

As we always have, Dr. Wilcox orders all of our sedation dentistry supplies and medications from the most reputable U.S. supplier available.  In providing the finest in Glendale cosmetic and restorative dentistry, your safety is our upmost concern.