'Call your doctor': 'Common’ medications recalled over cancer fears – FDA issues warning


Between May and November 2020, the agency asked at least six companies to voluntarily recall several lots of extended-release metformin after agency lab testing detected unacceptable levels of NDMA.

It comes as the FDA has made a second recall for Nitroglycerin Lingual Spray, which is administered to patients to relieve pain caused by coronary artery disease.

What is Metformin?

According to the NHS: “Metformin is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes, and to help prevent type 2 diabetes if you’re at risk of developing it.


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