Posts Tagged 'ndma'

Zantac Sees Global Recall After Online Pharmacy Detects Carcinogen

shipments of Zantac recalled over cancer-causing contaminationThings have quickly gone from bad to worse for GlaxoSmithKline and its popular heartburn medication Zantac. And it all began thanks to the care and caution of an online pharmacy; not a government regulator.

The pharmacy, Valisure, tests all the medications it makes available to its customers itself. And it was that testing; not that of the FDA or any other government entity tasked with keeping its citizens safe, that continue reading...

Update: Consolidation Sought in Valsartan Lawsuits

valsartan plaintiffs seek consolidation of lawsuitsPlaintiffs involved in lawsuits over contamination of a key ingredient in generic heart medications have moved to have their cases consolidated before a federal judge.

Shipments of valsartan, an ingredient in medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were found to be tainted with a chemical known as NDMA. According to the EPA, NDMA is a possible human carcinogen and is used in everything from ...

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Contamination Leads to Cancer Risk in Another Heart Medication

irbesartan drugs contaminated with cancer-causing chemicalWhen several heart medications were found to be contaminated with varying levels of two compounds that are suspected of being human carcinogens, most reports confidently named valsartan as the culprit. Several lots of medications containing valsartan manufactured primarily in Chinese laboratories were found to contain trace amounts of compounds known as NDMA and NDEA. Subsequent testing lead to recalls being issued in both the United States and Canada while patients ...

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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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