Prescription drugs aren't recalled as frequently as automobiles, but they are recalled every so often. However, it is more difficult to reach the person prescribed the medicine then it is to contact an owner of a vehicle with a recall in place.
The parties responsible for prescription drug recalls are the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the manufacturer of the medicine being recalled. The FDA requires that customers be notified, when a recall is issues, but the definition of a customer does not include a patient. A customer can be a pharmacy, physician, insurance company and other medical entity.
The generic prescription drug called Methotrexate was recalled in May 2015 by Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL). The recall of this drug included the injectable form and three others, because of particular matter in it vials. Pieces of glass were found in the vials causing this specific recall. Methotrexate is used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis
Mylan is also recalling three other drugs, Gemcitabine, Carboplatin and Cytarabine.
Therefore; if you or someone you know has taken the injectable form of methotrexate, please take note of the lot number, expiration date and other specifics of the drug and visit the FDA's website to see if your specific drug has been recalled.