The U. S. Food and Drug Administration have planned to remove the unapproved prescription drugs from pharmacies. These drugs would have been rejected due to the health and safety reasons. The drugs have not been evaluated by the FDA and may pose a risk to the patients.
The banned over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, which mainly involves cough, cold, and allergy medicines labeled for use by children under the age of two. The officials of FDA says that the side effects of using these drugs may pose some side effects such as sedation and drowsiness, and name confusion that can lead to prescribing errors.
M. Autor, Director of the Agency's Office of Compliance at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said; these drugs were important to ban because they were unapproved by the FDA. The action was required to protect the consumers from the health risks from these drugs.
She added that these drugs would be evaluated by the FDA before they can be sold in the market and many of them were not at all approved.
FDA says that many doctors prescribe these drugs because they were not aware that FDA has not approved them.