Several generic blood-pressure drugs containing Valsartan were recalled because they were sold for years with a toxic impurity that could cause cancer.
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UPDATE: Valsartan Lawsuit Filed After Man Dies of Stomach Cancer
In August 2019, a Valsartan Lawsuit (PDF) was filed by the widow of a man who died of stomach cancer after taking different types of valsaratan between October 2014 and August 2018. A few months later, the tainted valsartan was recalled. He died of complications from cancer in July 2019.
What is the Problem?
Lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits for people who developed any of the following side effects:
- Stomach cancer
- Small intestine cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Prostate cancer (only under 65 year olds)
- Liver cancer
- Blood cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Valsartan Recalled for Carcinogenic Impurity
In July 2018, the FDA announced the first recall for several drugs containing valsartan due to an impurity that could cause cancer. Since then, many additional recalls have been issued for tainted valsartan medications.
What is the Problem?
The recalled valsartan medications were found to have an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), or N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).
Not all valsartan products were recalled, but NDMA and NDEA are classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer in people).
The contaminated drugs were supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals of Linhai, China, which identified NDMA in the drugs. Valsartan could have become contaminated with NDMA starting in 2012, after the company changed its manufacturing process.
List of Recalled Valsartan Medications
|Valsartan||Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.|
|Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)||Solco Healthcare|
|Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)||Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.|
|Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP||Aurobindo Pharma USA|
What is Valsartan?
Valsartan is a medication that is mainly used for the treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and to increase survival time after a heart attack. It was originally sold under the brand-name Diovan® by Novartis in 1996, and is now available from more than 30 different companies in generic form.
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