BREAKING: FDA Recalls Several Drugs 

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a large voluntary recall of several medications “used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that an active ingredient in the drugs could be contaminated with a cancer-causing agent.”

“The agency reported that traces of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a “probable human carcinogen,” was found in the active ingredient valsartan in the recalled products.

The FDA noted not all products containing valsartan are contaminated and being recalled. The valsartan contained in the recall was supplied by a third-party.”

According to KXAN, the following drugs have been recalled

Valsartan Major Pharmaceuticals
Valsartan Solco Healthcare
Valsartan Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Solco Healthcare
Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

Source: FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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