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FDA Medwatch Alert: FDA Updates on Valsartan Recalls

Posted 30 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

Investigation ongoing – This page to be updated as more information is available FDA places Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals on import alertUpdate [9/28/2018] FDA placed Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals on import alert on September 28, 2018, to protect U.S. patients while the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer fully determines how impurities were introduced into its API and r ...

FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds

Posted 14 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 – There's more bad news for Americans who took certain brands of the common blood pressure medication valsartan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned that it has found a second impurity in three lots of Torrent Pharmaceuticals' valsartan drug products, which are used to treat both high blood pressure and heart failure. The FDA first recalled valsartan ...

No Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Heart Med Valsartan: Study

Posted 13 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 – People who took recalled blood pressure drugs containing a carcinogen do not appear to have a markedly increased short-term risk of cancer, a new study reports. Doctors are reluctant to say they're fully in the clear, however. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July recalled valsartan medicines manufactured by the Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity, Found in an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Posted 16 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

As a precautionary measure, Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg to the hospital, retail and consumer level.  This recall of multiple batches of Valsartan Tablets was prompted due to the detection of trace amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible process impurity or contaminant in an active ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Valsartan-Containing Products: Update Health Professional and Consumer on Recent Recalled Products

Posted 20 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: The investigation into valsartan-containing products is ongoing and the following list may change. We will update this statement as we have more information. There are currently three voluntary recalls related to the NDMA impurity detected in the valsartan API: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals — recall is at the retail level because these products are only used i ...

Affected by the Valsartan Heart Drug Recall? Here's What to Do

Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 – After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that certain brands of blood pressure medicines contained a carcinogen and were being recalled, many patients may wonder what's next for their cardiovascular care. The FDA said it mandated the recall because valsartan medicines from a Chinese manufacturer, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, were found to ...

Medicure Announces FDA Approval Received for Prexxartan (valsartan) Oral Solution

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WINNIPEG, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSXV:MPH, OTC:MCUJF), a pharmaceutical company, today announced that Carmel Biosciences, Inc. ("Carmel") has received final approval of its New Drug Application from the US Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for Prexxartan® (valsartan) oral solution. The FDA approval of Prexxartan® makes it the first and only a ...

Definition of High Blood Pressure Drops

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – Nearly half of all adult Americans will be considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines issued Monday by the nation's top heart health organizations. The new guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 high blood pressure to 130/80, down from the previous level of 140/90, according to a joint statement from the American Heart Association and the ...

Health Tip: Get to Know Your Pharmacist

Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Your pharmacist may be the health professional that you see more than any other. It's important to get to know that person, since a pharmacist can support your health in many ways. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions some examples: Discussing your medication --Pharmacists know all about medication side effects, and the best ways to use medicines. Identifying generic ...

Taking Four or More Prescription Meds? Consider Scaling Back

Posted 1 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 – More than half of Americans regularly take about four prescription medications, increasing the likelihood that mistakes could occur, according to Consumer Reports. People taking multiple prescription medications should visit their doctor for a "medication checkup." By showing their doctor or pharmacist a comprehensive list of every drug they are taking, including ...

Can You 'Om' Your Way to a Healthy Heart?

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 – Meditation may help reduce some risk factors for heart disease, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association. The statement, released Thursday, also noted that a healthy lifestyle and medicines to control high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other heart threats are the most effective ways to prevent heart disease. "Although studies of ...

Some May Need a Little Help Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home

Posted 17 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Sept. 16, 2017 – Home blood pressure monitoring is on the upswing in the United States. But some adults are less likely to do so than others, a new study finds. Lower rates of home monitoring were found among those who did not have at least a high school diploma and those with no partner, according to the study. The American Heart Association advises anyone with high blood pressure, ...

The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks

Posted 11 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 – A 40-hour work week may seem normal to some and like a vacation to others. But a study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that consistently surpassing this standard can be detrimental to your health. Researchers found that working 61 to 70 hours a week increased the risk of coronary heart disease by 42 percent, and working 71 to 80 hours increased it by ...

Sleepless Nights Do No Favors for Your Heart

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – Poor sleep won't simply leave you bleary-eyed. It's also linked with stroke and reduced blood supply to the heart, a new study suggests. "Poor sleep" includes too short or too long sleep, difficulty falling asleep and difficulty maintaining sleep, said lead researcher Dr. Nobuo Sasaki. "Poor sleep is associated with cardiovascular diseases ... but the kind of sleep ...

After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC

Posted 24 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 – Only one in three heart attack survivors in the United States goes for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, government health officials report. Despite guidelines that recommend rehab for reducing the risk of future heart attacks, it's greatly underused, according to statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, about ...

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