The FDA is expanding the recall of the widely used heart medication Valsartan. Back in July, an initial recall of the blood pressure and heart failure prevention drug was announced due to a cancerous substance detected in the medicine. Various pharmaceutical companies manufactured and distributed Valsartan, which contained a substance called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), was discovered to be dangerous for users, and classified as cancerous by the EPA. A list was posted by the FDA with the names of the drugs that still contained the lethal substance. Now the FDA is working with drug manufacturers of Valsartan to ensure that future formulations of the medicine do not contain any active ingredients that may prove fatal or cause medical conditions for patients ingesting the drug.
Thousands of patients use drugs like Valsartan to lower blood pressure and protect users from heart failure. Unfortunately, a medication which was designed to help individuals who may be at-risk for developing serious heart and blood pressure issues received a rude awakening when the product recall revealed that Valsartan contained a cancer-causing substance. Physicians and their patients trust pharmaceutical companies to produce medications that help those suffering from serious health conditions, not harm them.
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