Authored By: Krista Kemmerly
Several drugs used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drugs containing the active ingredient valsartan have been recalled due to a potential cancer risk. The FDA says the recall began when an impurity, N-nitrosodimenthylamine (NDMA), was found in the products. NDMA is listed as a possible human carcinogen.
The director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and research, Janet Woodcock, M.D. released a statement saying, “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.”
For a list of the products listed and more information on this recall read Fox 5’s full article here.
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