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FDA Recalls Blood Pressure Medication Over Cancer-Causing Chemical

Aurobindo Pharma USA is voluntarily recalling two lots of blood pressure medication because of high levels of nitrosamine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

The New Jersey-based company initiated the recall of quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide in 20 milligram and 12.5 milligram tablets due to the presence of the chemical, which is associated with a higher risk of cancer. The tablets are used to treat high blood pressure.

“Nitrosamines are common in water and foods, including cured and grilled meats, dairy products, and vegetables. Everyone is exposed to some level of nitrosamines,” according to the FDA. “These impurities may increase the risk of cancer if people are exposed to them above acceptable levels over long periods of time.”

But the FDA alert doesn’t say to stop taking the medication.

“Patients should contact their doctor or health care provider about whether to continue taking their medication, or whether to consider an alternative treatment prior to returning their medication,” it said, adding, “To date, Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.”

Meanwhile, the FDA said earlier this month on its website that bottles of drugs designed to reduce blood pressure contained medication meant for blood clots and strokes, causing a recall of each.

Other Recent Recalls

Clorox is recalling its popular Pine-Sol cleaning product in connection to a bacteria exposure risk, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The agency said that consumers should “immediately stop” using some Pine-Sol products due to them having the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other types of bacteria.

“The recalled products may contain bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an environmental organism found widely in soil and water,” the agency says. “People with weakened immune systems or external medical devices who are exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa face a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment.”

“The bacteria can enter the body if inhaled, through the eyes, or through a break in the skin. People with healthy immune systems are usually not affected by the bacteria,” it said.

Unilever United States this week a voluntary recall of several brands of dry shampoo aerosol products because of “potentially elevated levels” of benzene, a carcinogen.

According to a company announcement that was issued via the FDA’s website, brands that are subject to the recall include Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head), and TRESemmé. They were made before October 2021 and have been distributed across the United States, the alert said.

3 Comments
  • Susan says:

    COVID has taught us that whenever we are talking about Big Pharma, we should also be talking about Government being in bed and fully in control of Big Pharma and people like Fauci are flaunting their egregious behavior by sitting on Big Pharma boards, can we say conflict of interest?

    Big Pharma will put out their poisoned medications knowing full well that their so-called meds will harm people, but they do not care because they get to keep a Trillion dollars in profit so giving back a million or two to those injured is just the cost of doing business! And our government is in lock step with this ongoing genocide against humanity!

    The COVID jab is an experimental jab proven ineffective against COVID yet somehow the government is mandating these poisonous and ineffective jabs, why? Because they bought them from Big Pharma using tax dollars, so conflict of interest everywhere you look!

    • Sandy says:

      Let’s see, the jab didn’t get enough old people so take away part of and some of their B/P medication, then take away cleaning agents so bacteria can get out of control. Doesn’t Pine Sol kill bacteria? I’m confused…..Let’s scare some more folks because COVID scare no longer works…..

  • ThePeopleArePissed says:

    The useless FDA making poor attempts at qualifying its existence now. FAIL.

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