Thursday, 14 Nov 2019 | 17 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Ministry of Health recalls medicines containing chemical suspected to cause cancer

Ministry of Health recalls medicines containing chemical suspected to trigger cancer

An official from the Directorate General of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Drug Control in Ministry of Health stated that as per info received from the international regulatory organisations and authorities, the contents of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is suspected to trigger cancer.

This chemical was discovered in the efficient material (Valsartan) that is made by the Chinese organization Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals Ltd and is utilized to treat higher blood stress and heart failure.

According to this info, the ministry has directed all to right away eliminate any medicine that includes this material and that is made and registered by the talked about organization from all the healthcare and pharmaceutical institutions, each government and private.

Ministry of Health also has directed all to to quit making use of something that includes the concerned chemical from the talked about organization. 

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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