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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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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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