Blood pressure medication recalled for containing cancer-causing substance

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Another blood pressure medication is being recalled after it was discovered the medication contained unacceptable levels of a cancer-causing substance.

Eight lots of a certain blood pressure medication have been recalled.

That's after testing showed it contained trace amounts of a cancer-causing material.

Prinston Pharmaceuticals announced one lot of Irbesartan tablets and seven lots of Irbesartan HCTZ tablets are affected.

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The company said the medication contained unacceptable levels of NDEA, a likely carcinogen.

The ingredients were manufactured by a pharmaceuticals company in China.

Since July, the factory has been linked to several recalls of regularly-prescribed blood pressure drugs.
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