Carcinogen tainted generic drugs: a matter of concern

Ankit Bhardwaj, Shoma Mukherjee


The burden of non-communicable diseases is progressively on a rise across the globe with India contributing to a substantial quantum. Nearly 63% of total deaths in India are due to non-communicable diseases, of which 27% are due to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). High blood pressure is among the most important risk factors for CVDs. Data (from 1950 to 2014) on hypertension in the Indian populace, revealed a high overall prevalence of 29.8% (95% CI 26.7-33.0), showing a constant rise and a marked increase in urban (33.8%) population than in rural (27.6%), 


Generic drugs, Carcinogens, Valsartan

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