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Torrent recalls more than 1M bottles of tainted blood pressure meds

The recall from the U.S. of tainted blood pressure medicines reached new heights as India’s Torrent Pharmaceuticals recalled 104 lots of losartan over the weekend because they contained an impurity suspected of causing cancer. According to an FDA notice, Torrent has recalled 36 lots of losartan potassium tablets USP and 68 lots of losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets,… Read More »

Pfizer Japan drawn into valsartan recall after finding API from Mylan is tainted

The global recall of valsartan has now extended to Pfizer and to Japan, via Mylan and India. According to a translated copy of its announcement, Pfizer’s Tokyo-based Japanese subsidiary said it is recalling from the country five lots of its blood pressure combo drug Amubaro because its API contains impurities that are probable carcinogens. The recall began… Read More »