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Teva recall heart drug after carcinogen found in API

04:01 EDT 14 Jun 2019 | Pharmafile

Teva Pharmaceuticals has expanded its recall of losartan potassium tablets after detecting a possible carcinogen in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

The Israeli drugmaker has expanded the recall to include six more batches of the drug after finding the possible carcinogen N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) in an API.

The NMBA in the drugs was detected in an API manufactured by Indian firm Hetero Labs Limited. The API had been used to manufacture six bulk loads of the drug.

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