Lawsuits from around the country over alleged contamination in blood pressure and heart disease drug Valsartan are being transferred to a federal judge in Camden following a consolidation order by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

The suits were granted mass tort status after an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration found that Valsartan contained trace amounts of N-nitrosodimethylamine, also known as NDMA, a probable human carcinogen. The tainted drugs in question were made in a facility in China and sold as generics in the U.S.

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