Posts Tagged 'N-nitrosodimethylamine'

Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Drug Over Cancer Risk

Pfizer recalls accupril over contamination concernsAn impurity was found in Pfizer’s heart and blood pressure medication Accupril that has led to a recall of several lots of the drug. The contaminant, known as a nitrosamine, can be carcinogenic at high levels and can increase a patient’s risk of developing cancer over time.

Patients are advised against stopping their medication at this time. Rather, those that are concerned that they may have pills from contaminated ...

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Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Medication Over Contamination Concern

Pfizer recalls batches of blood pressure medicationDrug manufacturer Pfizer has moved to recall several lots of blood pressure pills over concerns that the medication may have been tainted with a carcinogenic contaminant. The affected medications include Accuretic, which is a tablet distributed by Pfizer itself, as well as a line of medications distributed by a second manufacturer known as Greenstone. The Greenstone lots include a pill that combines quinapril hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide as ...

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Zantac, Ranitidine, NDMA, and You: What You Need to Know

Zantac ranitidine NDMA recall information2020 has not been kind to Sanofi’s flagship heartburn medication Zantac. When reports first surfaced of contamination of the medication with a known carcinogen, attention immediately turned to the labs that made ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac. It wasn’t until researchers discovered that Zantac could be producing the carcinogen itself that calls began for a recall of the drug. The mechanism that could lead to such an occurrence, however, has not ...

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Zantac Carcinogen Lawsuits Consolidated into Multidistrict Litigation

Zantac lawsuits consolidated into MDLAs the number of lawsuits filed over NDMA contaminated Zantac continues to grow, over 140 such suits have been sent to a federal judge to be heard as a multidistrict litigation. The MDL will be the first for U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg who serves as a judge for the Southern District of Florida. In selecting Judge Rosenberg, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation called her “an able ...

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Zantac May Produce Harmful Carcinogen on Its Own

research shows Zantac may produce cancer-causing carcinogen while in storageNew concerns are emerging over the presence of a known carcinogen in the compound used to make heartburn medication Zantac. Things have taken an interesting twist however, as researchers explore the possibility that the source of the contamination may be the Zantac itself.

The issue of NDMA contamination in Zantac and other drugs based on its main ingredient first came to light last year. That was when a ...

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NDMA Contamination Found in Additional Blood Pressure and Diabetes Medications

additional NDMA contamination found in blood pressure and diabetes drugsPlaintiffs in valsartan-based drug lawsuits filed over possible carcinogenic contamination may have to make room for additional consumers as lawyers push for the inclusion of two other blood pressure medications, losartan and irbesartan. Batches of the drugs, in addition to valsartan, have been found to be tainted with NDMA, or nitrosodimethylamine. NDMA is a known human carcinogen and has been linked to the development of certain types ...

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