Three drug-packaging companies recall valsartan-containing drugs, and more will follow, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Valsartan-containing products from Teva Pharmaceuticals and Prinston The List of Recalled products have been expanded to include drugs called AS Medication Solutions, AvKARE, and RemedyRepack.
The agency is working to confirm that AS Medication and Remedy Repack will also distribute valsartan products that are not affected by the recall, writes in an July 27 update
Valsartan is widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and was the subject of global concern after N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, was found in the pharmaceutical agents (APIs) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, Linhai, China
The Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reports that Tak Company The necessary measures have been taken in accordance with the regulations and the deliveries have been discontinued and voluntary recalls have been initiated in the domestic and foreign markets.
According to Xinhua's report of July 29, the State Medicines Agency has all seven Valsartan API suppliers in the country, including Hu ahai, NDMA is testing qualified products of the other six manufacturers.
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While Zhejiang Huahai has stopped distributing his Valsartan API. "Some levels of contamination can be found in the Valsartan-containing products have been around for four years, "the FDA previously reported.
" FDA scientists estimate that if 8,000 people receive the highest dose of valsartan (320 mg) during the entire four-year batches were recalled daily, During the lifetime of these 8,000 people, another cancer can occur. This assessment led to the FDA's decision to recall these batches, "writes the agency.
European authorities have issued a recall July 5, followed by a voluntary recall from Health Canada on July 9 and the FDA on July 1
In its latest bulletin, the FDA lists six other drug packaging companies that "will remember or remember valsartan-containing products. "They are:
Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc;
HJ Harkins Co. (this company was originally not included in either the recalled or unrequested product lists);
Lake Erie Medical, operating as Quality Care Products LLC
NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc;
"The FDA is working to collect product recall information from these companies and has removed them from the list of products not covered by this recall "It is possible that not all valsartan-containing products repackaged by these companies will be affected by the recall," the statement said.
] The Agency will update the list of products subject to recall and the list of currently unrequested products as more information become available.
Weite For information on Valsartan recalls, visit the FDA website.