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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found

Check your prescriptions to see if you may have the impacted products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a recall of several drugs that contain the ingredient valsartan.

Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, according to the FDA. There has been an impurity found in valsartan called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen based on lab tests.

The FDA believes this sudden presence of NDMA is because of the way the substance was manufactured.

Here are some of the companies who are recalling products:
Major Pharmeceuticals
Solco Healthcare
Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

“We have carefully assessed the valsartan-containing medications sold in the United States, and we’ve found that the valsartan sold by these specific companies does not meet our safety standards. This is why we’ve asked these companies to take immediate action to protect patients,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.


Anonymous said...

I hope this is some of the stuff John McCain was taking.
F---ing Traitor to my President!

Anonymous said...

Proof there are whacknuts on both sides of the political spectrum.

Steve said...

That's what they give everybody around here first, until you start getting side effects of chary horses and other muscle cramps. Then they move you up to the next cheapest one they have the most margin on.

It's not about your health, people, it's about money.

Sorry, but the Government runs this now, NOT you! And NOT your doctor, and NOT your insurance company!

We are all screwed until Obamacare is banned from ANY government control.

Anonymous said...

Amen 8:37pm

Anonymous said...

I hope Hillary is also taking this stuff!