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New York pharmacies now required to inform people about drug recalls

A new state law requires pharmacies to inform people of class 1 drug recalls made by the Food and Drug Administration within seven days.

A class 1 recall means the drug has a high probability of causing serious adverse consequences or death.

Previously, there was no requirement for pharmacies to tell people that a drug they received was recalled.

The law requires pharmacies to contact people by phone or email, and it takes effect immediately.

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