FDA Recalls Popular Blood Pressure Drug for Cancer Risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for the popular blood pressure drug irbesartan (Avapro) after determining the medication may be contaminated with a known cancer-causing agent.
Aurobindo Pharma USA Recalls Blood Pressure Drug Due to Cancer Risk
Drug maker Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. has recalled 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan due to possible cancer risk. Valsartan is a drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
FDA Expands Recall On Blood Pressure Drug
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has once again expanded their recall of the high blood pressure medication Valsartan due to concerns that it could contain a cancer-causing ingredient.
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