Carcinogen Detected In Blood Pressure Drugs Prompts Expanded Recall
But the FDA said that patients should not quit the drugs until they talk to their doctors about obtaining a replacement medication.
The Mercury News:
FDA Widens Recall Of Tainted Blood Pressure Drugs
Be aware that the FDA has widened its recall of tainted blood pressure medication containing the drug valsartan. A limited recall began in July but has since been expanded to this list of drugs. (D'Souza, 8/14)
In other public health news —
Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’ Have Risen In Fresno
The nonprofit news organization Climate Central is warning that the number of mosquito “disease danger days” — when people are at greater risk of getting bitten and sick — is increasing across much of the U.S. That includes Fresno, which was ninth of the top 10 cities that saw the biggest increases. (Tehee, 7/13)