Monday, August 19, 2019

Additional Losartan Drugs Recalled Over Carcinogen Contamination Concerns

The recent recall of sartan-based blood pressure medications has been expanded yet again. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has put out a notice for 36 lots of losartan potassium and losartan potassium with hydrochlorothiazide after testing revealed traces of a carcinogenic chemical. The current recall affects over 1 million bottles. Since the problem...

A Third Contaminant Found in Common Blood Pressure Medication

This past year a number of blood pressure medications known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) or “sartan” drugs have been found to contain two industrial contaminants: N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) and/or N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This week Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announced the discovery of a third contaminant in lots of losartan, known as N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid...

Two More Sartan Drugs Found to Have NDEA Contamination

This week, two more blood pressure medications containing the ingredient valsartan were recalled by the manufacturer because of NDEA contamination.On November 27, Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the recall of all lots of Amlodine and Amlodine/Hydrochlorothiazide because the active ingredient, valsartan, was found to contain high levels of an industrial...

Study Reports Connection Between Valsartan and Angioedema

A common blood pressure medication recently the subject of a recall over contamination with a carcinogenic industrial chemical has been linked to a condition known as angioedema. The case report, published recently in the journal Patient Safety in Surgery, came out of the King Abdullah University Hospital in Al...

Popular Heart Medication Valsartan Tainted With Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Valsartan, a major heart medication, has been recalled because batches of the drugs were contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss this issue.Transcript:Mike Papantonio: A major heart medication has been recalled because batches of the drugs had been contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. Now, can’t make...

Popular Heart Medication Valsartan Recalled For Containing Cancer-Causing Chemical

Popular brands of blood pressure and heart medications containing Valsartan have been recalled due to the fact that the Valsartan in the drugs has been contaminated with a known carcinogen called NDMA. Between the failures of the drug companies involved and the regulatory agencies, this dangerous chemical has already...