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    Default FDA Investigating Diabetes Drug Metformin for Traces of Cancer-Linked Chemical NDMA

    Kashmira Gander
    12/10/19

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating whether a drug used to treat diabetes is contaminated with traces of a chemical thought to increase the risk of developing cancer.
    The federal agency is working with companies to test samples of metformin sold in the U.S. for the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), according to a statement from Dr. Janet Woodcock, the director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Levels above the daily intake of 96 nanograms are considered unsafe in the U.S.
    Metformin, a prescription drug used to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients, will be pulled from the market if high levels of NDMA are found.

    Keep reading: https://www.newsweek.com/fda-investi...l-ndma-1476380
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    "[2/3/2020] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted laboratory results showing N- Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels in some metformin products approved in the U.S. FDA has determined that the levels of NDMA in metformin products tested range from not detectable to low levels. To date, no sample of metformin that FDA has tested exceeds the acceptable daily intake for NDMA. FDA has not recommended metformin recalls in the U.S."
    https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safet...ndma-metformin

    But... Take this very low level toxicant daily for the rest of your life without expecting any eventual toxic buildup? I wonder.
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