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November 27th – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd extracts certain combinations of blood pressure drug valsartan in the United States after detection of a likely carcinogenic impurity, the latest global recall of the drug.
The Israeli drug maker will remind all masses of amlodipine valsartan and amlodipine valsartan hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets due to impurity in an ingredient made by an Indian-based Mylan, said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday . (http://bit.ly/2DOBSfu)
European Union last week was effectively baned https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mylan-valsartan-united-states/mylan-recalls-batches-of – blood pressure medication-in-ons-IDUSKCN1NP2I3 The sales of valsartan made by Mylan India after some parties were found to contain the same contaminants, N-nitrosodiethylamine.
Teva has not received any reports of side effects that signal a potential link or exposure to valsartan, said the health regulator.
Patients are advised to continue taking the medicine because the risk of injury may be higher if treatment is stopped immediately without any comparable alternative treatment, the FDA said.
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