Common blood pressure drug banned over fears it raises cancer risk: US regulators recall Chinese product which may have been contaminated since 2012 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Common blood pressure drug banned over fears it raises cancer risk: US regulators recall Chinese product which may have been contaminated since 2012

An investigation has shown that, due to a change in manufacturing techniques, an organic chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine - also used in rocket fuel - has trickled into the supply.

Long-term exposure is known to drastically increase the risk of cancer, as well as inducing symptoms like headaches and fevers.

The move by the US Food and Drug Administration comes two weeks after the UK recalled the drug, valsartan, which has been widely prescribed across the world for 15 years.

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