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New Impurity Discovered in Heart Medication

Several medications containing valsartan, a component of generic medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were found to be tainted with a chemical impurity earlier this summer. The discovery of NDMA in the drug, a chemical used in everything from rocket fuel to fish processing, led to a voluntary recall of several valsartan-based medications in July.

NDMA, or N-nitrosodimethylamine, is listed as a possible human carcinogen with the EPA. And while not all valsartan-based medications ...

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