FDA Asks Five Companies to Recall Diabetes Drug Metformin

Agency found elevated levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine, a chemical that could cause cancer, in some extended-release products

2020欧洲杯APPThe Food and Drug Administration said Friday it has asked five companies to voluntarily recall a widely used diabetes drug after the agency’s testing found higher-than-acceptable levels of a contaminant that could cause cancer.

2020欧洲杯APPThe drug, metformin, is used to control high blood sugar in type-2 diabetes patients. The FDA said it found the impurity in certain extended-release versions of the drug, not immediate-release versions that are more popular.

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