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Valsartan Recall Extends to Sixth Drug

teva latest to recall valsartan drugs over contamination concernsThe recall of valsartan batches contaminated with a chemical classified as a probable human carcinogen has extended to a sixth drug. As a result, Teva Pharmaceuticals has recalled a variety of valsartan-based medications manufactured by Mylan India.

The recall includes amlodipine-valsartan and amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets. Like the other valsartan medications pulled off of shelves in recent recalls, the contamination appears to come from a compound known ...

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Valsartan Contamination and Cancer: What are the Risks?

valsartan recalled over contamination cancer concernsRecent news stories regarding certain heart medications also came with a startling warning: patients taking medications using the ingredient valsartan may have been unknowingly ingesting chemicals that could be carcinogenic. The issue stems from contamination of valsartan batches with chemicals that are generally used in a wide variety of industrial applications from making rocket fuel to processing fish.

The chemical at the center of the story, NDMA or N-nitrosodimethylamine, was discovered ...

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Takata Airbags Not Being Replaced Fast Enough

NHTSA says Takata airbags not being replaced fast enoughWhat started with just over 10 million vehicles from a few manufacturers would expand over the next four years to involve over 100 million vehicles from 19 separate automakers. Of those, the United States would see 69 million recalls on its own as faulty Takata airbags have killed more than 20 people around the world and led to the largest recall in US automotive history.

At issue is the ...

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More Bad News at Cook as Heart Catheter Recall Expands

recall at cook medical expandsLawsuits and complaints filed against Cook Medical over IVC filter failures have plagued the company for several years. However, IVC filters aren’t the only devices that the medical device manufacturer produces. Nor are they the only devices that are likely causing serious legal problems for the company.

An angiographic catheter is a device that is used to thread its way into a patient’s heart for the purpose of injecting various dyes and ...

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MicroPort Hip Implant Gets Class I Recall

chinese hip implant subject of class 1 recallThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall for a hip implant device manufactured by Chinese company MicroPort Orthopedics. According to the agency, it was found that the Profemur Long Cobalt Chrome 8 Degree Varus/Valgus Modular Neck, used in hip replacement systems, could fracture after implantation, leading to complications such as sudden pain, instability, and difficulty walking and performing common tasks.

MicroPort’s device ...

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IKEA Recalls Children’s Nightlight Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

ikea nightlights recalledIkea has recently issued a nationwide recall of a nightlight it sold across the U.S. and Canada. The company issued the recall after being notified of at least one incident and has subsequently asked that all consumers cease use of the device. A report published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission gives the details of the recall instructions and the options available for those affected by the recall.

The product that is the ...

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