Although the FDA is supposed to intervene when safety concerns arise with an existing pharmaceutical or over-the-counter product, they do not have the authority to require companies to stop marketing unsafe products. This loophole allows companies to refuse FDA’s calls to remove their pharmaceuticals from the market because they are unsafe.  Rep. Rose DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the “Recall Unsafe Drugs Act” that will give the FDA mandatory recall authority over drugs and homeopathic products. (Regulatory Focus)