Big recall of ‘tainted drugs’

THAILAND’S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered an urgent nation-wide recall of a drug containing a substance that may cause cancer, reported today (July 14, 2018).

Two Thai companies have been given a licence to import substances to produce Valatan 80 (medical recipe No. 1A 9/54 (NG), Valatan 160 (medical recipe No. 1A 10/54 (NG), Valsarin 80 (medical recipe No.1A/54 (NG), and Valsarin 160 (medical recipe No.1A 5/60 (NG).

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) secretary-general Wanchai Sattayawuttipong said 22 countries, including Thailand, had recalled Valsartan products made in China, which admitted “mistakes” made in the production of the drugs.


Top: Some pills. Photo: Jamie (CC-BY-2.0)

By Songpol Kaopatumtip