An online pharmacy told U.S. regulators it found another cancer-causing chemical in widely prescribed blood-pressure pills, raising new questions about a complex global web of companies that produces medicine for millions of people.
Lag in U.S. recall highlights strains in global pharmaceutical supply chain.
A Chinese-made heart drug taken by millions of people was contaminated with a possible cancer-causing chemical.
The Food and Drug Administration oversaw a recall of the tainted pills. But even as it did so, the agency that helps safeguard a global supply chain of drugs was conducting fewer inspections of pharmaceutical plants in the country where the problem originated.
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