The valsartan nitrosamine contamination issue was probably the most significant quality issue to hit the pharmaceutical industry in a decade. Here, Dave Elder outlines how agencies and manufacturers are dealing with the problem and indicates the knowledge gaps that might be concealing future complications.
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The FDA has said that Amneal Pharmaceuticals is recalling three lots of nizatidine oral solution at the consumer level due to potential NDMA contamination.
Mylan, Appco Pharma and Denton Pharma are voluntarily recalling nizatidine and ranitidine products due to potential unacceptable levels of NDMA.
To further its investigation into the cause of the NDMA impurities found in ranitidine and nizatidine, the FDA has asked manufacturers of these products to expand their testing to include all lots of the medication.