No, this isn’t a repost; the FDA has issued its fifth blood pressure drug recall of the year due to fear of contamination. A recent NBC News article reported the latest recall of four lots of losartan, a prescription medicine used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, after they were found to contain a cancer-causing chemical. Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging initiated the recall after a batch was found to contain trace amounts of NMBA, a nitrosamine that’s linked to bladder cancer. The FDA advises patients who take the drug to continue using them, but to discuss alternative treatments with their doctor or pharmacist immediately.
FDA’s 5th Blood Pressure Drug Recall of 2019
Risk of contamination has led to several recalls this year, and could lead to blood pressure drug shortages.
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