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Don't Use Recycled Raw Materials In Valsartan And Other ARBs, US FDA Says

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US FDA officials told manufacturers to beware of using reused solvents and catalysts to avoid carcinogenic impurities such as nitrosamines from leaching into valsartan and other ARBs used to treat high blood pressure. FDA has identified 40 nitrosamine-free ARBs to provide alternatives to patients and health care providers experiencing shortages caused by recent recalls of these products.

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