Valsartan Cancer Lawyer
Do you take high blood pressure medication valsartan or valsartan HCTZ ? If so, be advised that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered numerous recalls of many of the batches of these defective hypertension drugs. That’s because generic Valsartan has cancer-causing impurities containing high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA which can cause cancer. The FDA has recalled many popular drugs with high levels of NDMA including Zantac, Metformin and Valsartan.
Blood Pressure Drugs Being Recalled by FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled numerous lots of blood pressure medications containing the cancer causing substance called NMDA, or N-nitrosodimethylamine. This impurity is a substance found in rocket fuel and can cause cancer.
Generic Names of Blood Pressure Medicines Include:
If you or a family member suffers from cancer or other internal injuries after taking valsartan or valsartan HCTZ, then call our law firm for a free legal review of your case. You may be legally entitled to substantial payments to compensate you and your family for your injuries.
Your valsartan lawsuit provided by our law firm will cost you nothing up-front, because we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we’re only paid if we win your case. And even then, our fee will come only from a portion of the settlement, and not from your own pocket. Our experienced blood pressure cancer lawyers will fight for your legal right to payments for hospital and medical care costs, lost wages or salary due to your defective drug injury, and your pain and suffering.
The FDA recently announced a national recall of some versions of generic valsartan and valsartan HCTZ high blood pressure medications. This recall was made when it was discovered that the drugs could be contaminated with an impurity called NMDA, or N-nitrosodimethylamine. That is a human carcinogen, meaning it’s capable of causing cancer in human tissue, even if absorbed in very low levels. The FDA’s recall on July 13, 2018, was its largest ever Class 1 FDA recall. The original BP drug with valsartan, Diovan, is not involved in the recall, but rather only generic versions of valsartan which have followed.
FDA Recall of Varsartan
BREAKING NEWS: FDA finds Cancer Causing Ingredient in ZANTAC. FDA has learned that some ranitidine medicines, including some products commonly known as the brand-name drug Zantac, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen. (see ZANTAC Recall)
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, after the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity was detected called N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA). Torrent is only recalling lots of losartan-containing products that contain N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA) above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the FDA. (Sept.24, 2019)
Teva Pharmaceuticals Losartan Recall expanded. Losartan Potassium to 50 mg and 100 mg Tablets USP by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA: Expanded Recall - Due to the Detection of an Impurity – N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid June 12, 2019
FDA annouces the voluntary recall of Vivimed Life Sciences Pvt Ltd's Losartan Potassium 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg Tablets, USP Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) Impurity
See: Vivimed Life Sciences Valsartan Recall May 6, 2019
https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm629693.htm Jan. 23, 2019
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding its voluntary recall from 10 lots of Losartan potassium tablets USP to include 6 lots of Losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP, to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited.
https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm629261.htm Jan. 3, 2019
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP
https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm628966.htm December 20, 2018
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP
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Valsartan was approved by the FDA in 2005 and was first sold by Novartis Pharmaceuticals under the brand name Diovan to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure. Hypertension affects about one third of Americans and is big business for pharmaceutical companies. Indeed, by 2012 Diovan had annual sales of over $2 billion in the U.S. and $6 billion worldwide.
In 2014 Novartis’ Diovan patent expired and valsartan soon became available in generic versions of valsartan and valsartan HCTZ. It’s known that about 1.5 million persons took the drug over the past four years alone, so contamination has been a danger for at least that long. Many contaminated pills were manufactured in China and imported from China, then were sold by American-based companies.
Among them is Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., which has recalled 14 lots of valsartan/amlodipine/HCTZ tablets because of possible trace amounts of the impurity found in products coming from Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals in China. Insurer Humana alone has sent about 2 million recall letters to persons taking valsartan. On March 12, 2019 the FDA approved a new generic version of Valsartan (Diovan) due to severe shortages of these medications due to the massive recalls.
What kinds of cancers could this dangerous impurity cause?
Among them are:
- Kidney Cancer,
- Liver Cancer,
- Colon Cancer,
- Rectal Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer,
- Bowel Cancer,
- Colorectal Cancer,
- Stomach / Gastric Cancer,
- Pancreatic Cancer,
- Acute Liver Injury,
- Lymphomas &
- Bladder Cancer.
Valsartan injuries also can lead to serious ailments of the kidneys and liver, acute liver injury as well as lymphoma.
If you or a loved one has been injured by generic valsartan or valsartan HCTZ which was taken to treat high blood pressure, you must protect your legal rights and gain the payments you legally deserve. Contact our law firm today for a free, confidential and no-obligation legal review of your case.
The clock may be ticking on how long you have to make a claim, so contact us today. Your family’s financial future may depend on it.
Contact a Valsartan Lawyer Now
If you or a loved one took Valsartan and later were diagnosed with cancer, then you may have a right to file a products liability lawsuit against the makers and distributors of these dangerous drugs to recover legal damages for your injuries.
All lawsuits and claims are handled under a contingency fee contract which means No Fees or Expenses Charged Unless You Win.
To find out more about how to hire a Valsartan Lawyer
for a blood pressure medicine cancer lawsuit, call us at 1-800-883-9858
NOTE: As of October 10, 2019, our law firm has ceased accepting any Losartan or Irbesartan cases