Have you taken Valsartan recently? You may be able to sue. These drugs have recently been recalled for containing NDEA, a proven carcinogen. This recall began on July 13, 2018. NDEA’s are known to cause cancer formation. 2 million Americans have received letters informing them of the contaminated Valsartan they were taking. Batches of losartan and irbesartan have also been found to be contaminated.
If you have been affected you could win a lawsuit by calling (502) 242-7200 to get representation today for the cancer that was caused by this drug.
Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This drug has been dispensed all throughout the United States most commonly by Walgreens. Note: not all products containing Valsartan are being recalled. The recalled products contain an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), manufactured in China. The NDMA is related to the changes in the way the active substance was manufactured. Levels of impurity may have been in Valsartan products for as long as 4 years.
Here are the current 3 voluntary recalls of Valsartan related to NDMA impurity:
- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals — recall is at the retail level because these products are only used in facilities where they are directly administered to patients by health care professionals: Valsartan 80 mg and 160 mg products;
- Prinston Pharmaceuticals Inc. labeled as Solco Healthcare LLC— recall is at the consumer/user level: Valsartan 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg; and valsartan/HCTZ 80 mg/12.5 mg, 160 mg/12.5 mg, 160 mg/25 mg, 320 mg/12.5 mg, and 320 mg/25 mg products; and
- Teva Pharmaceuticals labeled as Actavis LLC — recall is at the consumer/user level: Valsartan 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg; and valsartan/HCTZ 80 mg/12.5 mg, 160 mg/12.5 mg, 160 mg/25 mg, 320 mg/12.5 mg, and 320 mg/25 mg products.
If you or a loved one has cancer and your doctor told you it is related to taking a specific medication such as Valsartan or you took this drug or are continuing to take it reach out to our office at (502) 242-7200 . You may have a case on your hands against the manufacturer of this drug.
Valsartan products manafuctred by others companies not named Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, in Linhai, China are considered safe and there are no other current recalls at this time.