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The recall comes a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first warned that versions of the drug had low levels of the cancer-causing contaminant N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), The New York Times reported.
Sanofi is investigating the issue, according to a statement from the company.
NDMA is found in a variety of products, including cured meats, and is the same contaminant that was found in some versions of the widely-used prescription blood-pressure drug valsartan, sold under the brand name Diovan. There have been several recalls of valsartan, The Times reported.
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