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Medicine recall

Posted by @techi, Tue, Jul 17 8:54am

Anyone cc'd taking valsartan for high blood pressure l just heard on the news about the medicine is being recalled. So if you are taking it talk to your doctor about the recall.

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Thanks for this information @techi

Here is a link to a NY Times article about this recall https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/health/fda-blood-pressure-valsartan.html.

It appears that this recall affects the meds that were manufactured in China. If you read the entire article you will see that many drugs are manufactured in China and India and sometimes do not meet specifications.

"All of the valsartan that is being recalled was made in China by the same company, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. It is distributed in the United States by three companies: Major Pharmaceuticals; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.; and Solco Healthcare. Solco, which is owned by Huahai Pharmaceutical, had about 45 percent of the market in 2017, according to John Brito, of Fore Pharma, the market research firm.

“We have carefully assessed the valsartan-containing medications sold in the United States, and we’ve found that the valsartan sold by these specific companies does not meet our safety standards,” said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the F.D.A.’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “That is why we’ve asked these companies to take immediate action to protect patients.”

Teresa

Here is a link to the FDA drug recalls.

https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugRecalls/default.htm

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Thanks for this information @techi

Here is a link to a NY Times article about this recall https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/health/fda-blood-pressure-valsartan.html.

It appears that this recall affects the meds that were manufactured in China. If you read the entire article you will see that many drugs are manufactured in China and India and sometimes do not meet specifications.

"All of the valsartan that is being recalled was made in China by the same company, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. It is distributed in the United States by three companies: Major Pharmaceuticals; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.; and Solco Healthcare. Solco, which is owned by Huahai Pharmaceutical, had about 45 percent of the market in 2017, according to John Brito, of Fore Pharma, the market research firm.

“We have carefully assessed the valsartan-containing medications sold in the United States, and we’ve found that the valsartan sold by these specific companies does not meet our safety standards,” said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the F.D.A.’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “That is why we’ve asked these companies to take immediate action to protect patients.”

Teresa

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Thank you for that information l was calling my pharmacy to pickup my refills and l couldn't get the information if my refills were ready they kept saying that l had a medicine recall so l had to use another phone to get the information about my refills.

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