FDA: More Blood Pressure Drugs May Have Shortages After Recalls
|01/25/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Additional shortages of blood pressure drugs in the United States are possible following recent recalls related to traces of a probable carcinogen found in some versions a particular class of hypertension medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
The drugs, including valsartan, belong to a class of widely-used medicines for treating high blood pressure called angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs. Valsartan is the generic of Novartis’ Diovan.
The FDA also said it may have identified the root cause of the potentially cancer-causing impurities but that it is still investigating.
The recalls began last summer after the FDA was informed that read more >>>