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A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain may increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.(Unsplash)

Commonly used heart drug may increase risk of a cardiac arrest

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 11:39 AM IST
A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain may increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest, a study has found.
The notice from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Hetero was found to be using a similar manufacturing process to China’s Zhejiang Huahai for valsartan.(Photo: Shutterstock)
The notice from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Hetero was found to be using a similar manufacturing process to China’s Zhejiang Huahai for valsartan.(Photo: Shutterstock)

India’s Hetero pulls heart drug from US amid cancer risk probes

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 03:21 PM IST
At least a dozen companies around the world have pulled specific batches of valsartan from the market since early July, when regulators said valsartan made by the Chinese supplier Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals had been found to contain a probable human carcinogen.
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