HEALTH/FOOD

Diabetes Drug Gets Recall For Contaminant

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a widely used diabetes drug metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets have been recalled from the market.

This move follows the manufacturer’s discovery of unacceptably elevated levels of a cancer-causing contaminant.

Consequently, Indian pharmaceutical company Marksans Pharma has recalled the selling of the product.

Metformin tablets are used to treat type 2 diabetes and are designed to lower glucose levels.

Seven other pharmaceutical companies have issued recalls for metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets due to their carcinogenic contents.

Nigel Bell Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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