REPORT: Study reveals risk in blood pressure drug recalled worldwide over cancer fears

BY KAT SHEPHERD / SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 /

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A blood pressure drug recalled worldwide amid fears it could cause cancer does not increase the risk of the disease in the short run.

Valsartan, which can be prescribed under the brand name Diovan, was recalled in 22 countries, including the US and UK, in July.

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A change in manufacturing in China caused N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) – a potent chemical also used in rocket fuel – to trickled into the supply.

Yet, a Danish study released [Wednesday] found no link between NDMA exposure through valsartan and a person developing cancer over four years.

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark analysed 5,150 people over 40 with no history of cancer.

The participants had taken valsartan at some point between 2012 and 2017.

Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, a company in Linhai, east China, which manufactured the drug, changed its production process in 2012, which is thought to have led to NDMA contamination.

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2 Comments

  1. Steve September 12th, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    The problem began when the drug was manufactured in China.When is this country going to wake up that anything made in China is suspect to be contaminated.When the United States made everything we had safeguards in place.

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  2. Beverly LeRoux September 13th, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Drugs made in China? That’s outrageous! Nothing from China can be trusted!

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