Valsartan Medication Recall by FDA Expanded to Include 15 drugs

Valsartan Recall Expanded to Include Additional Drugs

Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), recent heart attacks and heart failure.  However, in July of 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of some drugs which contain Valsartan after learning that some batches of Valsartan were contaminated with a known carcinogen linked to increase cancer risk called N-nitrosodimethylamine…

3M dual-ended Combat Arms defective earplugs

Defective Earplugs Sold to US Military Results in 3M Lawsuit

In July 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that 3M Company had agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle a whistleblower False Claims Act that accused 3M of knowingly selling defective earplugs to the military, specifically, 3M’s dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs. The whistleblower claim alleged that 3M, through its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, knew that…