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Drug recall notice for valsartan and valsartan containing drug products

November 20, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a voluntary recall of select generic valsartan and valsartan containing drugs due to an impurity used in the manufacturing of these medicines.

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Drug recall notice for ondansetron orally disintegrating tablets and risperidone orally disintegrating tablets

August 6, 2018

Novartis and Sandoz Inc. have voluntarily recalled certain blister card packages distributed in the U.S.

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Drug recall notice for Ventolin HFA Inhaler

June 1, 2017

The maker of Ventolin HFA Inhaler® has voluntarily recalled select lots from the U.S. marketplace. This recall was initiated due to a defect in certain lots of the inhaler that causes the product to deliver fewer doses than indicated.

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Drug recall notice for EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector

June 1, 2017

The maker of EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors has voluntarily recalled selected lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets. This recall was initiated due to reports of possible device malfunctions that could result in the devices failing to activate or requiring increased force to activate in an emergency or life-threatening situation.

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