Drug Cos. Sold Contaminated Blood Pressure Meds, Suit Says

Law360 (October 11, 2018, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of consumers hit Solco Healthcare U.S. LLC and Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. with a lawsuit Thursday in New Jersey federal court claiming the companies violated consumer fraud laws by selling a drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure that was contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing substance.

Richard O'Neill, a Kansas resident who has been taking the generic prescription drug valsartan for more than a year, contends in the proposed class action that the companies distributed the drug even though they knew, or should have known, it was contaminated with the liver-damaging impurity N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA....

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