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Mylan to recall all batches of blood pressure medicine valsartan in US

Mylan said on Tuesday it is issuing a nationally voluntary recall of all of its blood pressure medicine valsartan, expanding…

Mylan said on Tuesday it is issuing a nationally voluntary recall of all of its blood pressure medicine valsartan, expanding a recall of select batches initiated two weeks ago.

The drugmaker said it was recalling 104 additional lots “out of an abundance of caution “after the valsartan-containing products were found to contain traces of a likely cancer-causing impurity.

The finished products, which were manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Laboratories were distributed in the United States between March 2017 and November 2018, the company said in a statement.

Shares of the company fell 2 percent to $ 33.40 after the announcement.

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