Medications

Impact of valsartan recall examined for Ontario, Canada

(HealthDay)—The generic valsartan recall has had population-level impacts on patients in Ontario, Canada, according to a research letter published online Nov. 11 in Circulation to coincide with the annual meeting of the ...

Medications

FDA OKs blood pressure drug to ease shortage due to recalls

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new generic version of the high blood pressure/heart failure drug valsartan, saying the move might help ease the current medication shortage.

Medications

Teva recalls two blood pressure medications

(HealthDay)—All lots of amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination blood pressure tablets have been recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals due to higher-than-acceptable levels of a chemical ...

Health

More problems found in Chinese-made heart medications

Two more Chinese drugmakers have announced that a blood-pressure medication they exported to Taiwan contained a potentially cancer-causing impurity, a month after the same problem at another Chinese manufacturer prompted ...