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September 16, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
U.S. surpasses milestone of 1 billion product recalls year to date

The total number of U.S. products recalled this year has now topped 1 billion, according to our latest U.S. product Recall Index. More than 1 billion units have been recalled only twice before in history, in 2018 and 2021. However, it took a full yea…

September 16, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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June 24, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
More than 900 million units recalled in the US as enforcement activity picks up

More than 900 million units of vehicles, food, drugs, consumer products and medical devices were recalled during the first quarter of 2022. This is the highest number recalled in a single quarter over the past 10 years, as reported in our latest edit…

June 24, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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April 18, 2022
Ryan Gooley
With the FDA’s latest recall guidance, mock recalls are now a must

As COVID-19 begins to subside, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), like other federal agencies is shifting its focus away from the pandemic and back toward more routine issues. As an example, the FDA recently published its final guidance out…

April 18, 2022 by Ryan Gooley
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April 05, 2022
Amanda Combs
recall consultant
High levels of nitrosamine causing recalls

Over the past few years, several drugmakers have had to recall blood pressure medications due to the presence of excess levels of nitrosamine. It’s happening again. Two major pharmaceutical companies have issued voluntary recalls of several tablet me…

April 05, 2022 by Amanda Combs, recall consultant
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March 24, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
FDA urges companies to be ‘recall ready’ as it releases finalized guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized a guidance document outlining how companies and stakeholders should become “recall ready” to minimize buyers’ and users’ exposure to potential health risks.The Initiation of Voluntary Rec…

March 24, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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February 11, 2022
Matt Walker
recall advisor
FDA focuses on women’s health in medical device research and regulation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has turned its attention to the development and regulation of medical devices unique to women’s health. The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) recently finalized its Health of Women…

February 11, 2022 by Matt Walker, recall advisor
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December 17, 2021
Matt Walker
recall advisor
New threat modeling playbook prepares medical devices for cybersecurity issues

Cybersecurity has become a critical issue for the medical device industry, where a cyber threat can lead to injury or even death. To address this growing problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the MITRE Corporation, and the Medical Device In…

December 17, 2021 by Matt Walker, recall advisor
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December 13, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Regulatory, legal and reputational risks increasing for all businesses in 2022

We are living through a perfect storm of heightened business risks that are impacting every industry — from labor shortages, supply chain issues and inflation to increased regulatory oversight and enforcement. When combined, these risks pose su…

December 13, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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September 28, 2021
Matt Walker
FDA regulations for AI/ML-based medical devices expected soon on heels of EU MDR

Following the lead of the European Union and Great Britain, the U.S. FDA has begun rolling out its action plan for regulating artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML)-based software as a medical device. The United Kingdom’s Medicines and He…

September 28, 2021 by Matt Walker
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July 19, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
CBD and cannabis: With opportunity comes risk

An exclusive life sciences webinar hosted recently by Sedgwick’s brand protection experts offered insight into the latest product safety challenges facing medical device, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, including an insightful discussion …

July 19, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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June 02, 2021
Matt Walker
recall advisor
DOJ increasing enforcement on off-label promotion: Here’s what to expect

We’ve been warned. Recent settlements between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and several FDA-regulated drug and medical device manufacturers serve as a prelude to future DOJ enforcement activity involving off-label promotion. The DOJ and the U…

June 02, 2021 by Matt Walker, recall advisor
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April 30, 2021
Amanda Combs
recall consultant
Revelations of another carcinogen in hand sanitizers puts more pressure on manufacturers

More than a year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizers are making headlines again. This time there are new revelations about the existence of high levels of the carcinogen benzene in sanitizers widely available to the public. An a…

April 30, 2021 by Amanda Combs, recall consultant
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April 20, 2021
Amanda Combs
Embracing epidemiology in post-market surveillance

Women’s health products are facing increased regulatory scrutiny and epidemiology is the driving force behind pre-market and post-market surveillance. This evolution is driven by the premise that people of different biological sexes have unique respo…

April 20, 2021 by Amanda Combs
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December 22, 2020
Ryan Gooley
Everything you need to know about the FDA’s proposed food traceability rule

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule to establish traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. The proposal applies to those who manufacture, process, pack or hold foods designated for inclusion on the Fo…

December 22, 2020 by Ryan Gooley
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December 04, 2020
Ryan Gooley
What the FDA’s new draft guidance means for food manufacturers

For years, undeclared allergens have been a leading cause of food recalls in the United States. And now, those fearful of facing blame for not doing enough to protect consumers are demanding quicker and broader food recalls. This month, The U.S. F…

December 04, 2020 by Ryan Gooley
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