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Cancer-causing toxin found in blood pressure pills

India's Hetero Labs Ltd is recalling some batches of a blood pressure drug as it contains a cancer-causing toxin. There’s been a clamp down on blood pressure medicines containing valsartan, losartan and irbesartan as they are suspected to be tainted with two probable carcinogens - N-nitrosodiethylamine and N-nitrosodimethylamine. The latest toxin has been identified in 87 lots of Hetero's losartan potassium pills.