New Toxic Drug Impurities Detected in Some Heart Pills in U.S. – Bloomberg

Officials urged drug recalls in 2018 but have yet to recommend action on latest impurity findings
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Over the past three years, millions of blood pressure pills that contain a probable carcinogen have been recalled around the world. As pharmaceutical companies have worked on finding a fix, they’ve discovered an entirely new problem: Another potentially dangerous chemical is showing up in the same drugs.
The new chemicals are called azido impurities and regulatory authorities say they’re mutagenic, meaning they can change someone’s DNA and potentially increase cancer risk.


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