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On May 28, 2020, the FDA has recalled a diabetes drug, Metformin, from five drugmakers due to the inclusion of a known carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Metformin tablets are a staple of diabetes care, which reduces excess sugar in the blood. NDMA is believed to cause cancer and is considered a manufacturing byproduct.

What is NDMA?

NDMA is a semi-volatile organic chemical that can cause severe liver disease, cancer, internal bleeding, and death. According to the FDA, the presence of NDMA in drugs can be related to the drug’s manufacturing process or its chemical structure or even the conditions in which they are stored or packaged. As food and drugs are processed in the body, nitrosamines, including NDMA, can be formed.
Cancers associated with NDMA can include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer (non-smokers)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Your Legal Options

Our attorneys are currently evaluating cases related to Metformin. If you take Metformin, please contact us through this simple form or our toll-free number, 800-598-0314. You might be entitled to compensation for medical bills associated with your condition, pain and suffering, and more.