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Drug class contamination fear

Posted 9 December 2021 AM

The TGA has said it is investigating potential contamination of rifampicin antibiotics in Australia, after sponsors of the products, Sanofi and Alphapharm, reported that all products circulating in the market contain traces of 1-methyl-5-nitrosopiperazine (MeNP).

Sanofi's Rifadin and Alphapharm's Rimycin are essential, first-line medicines for the treatment of tuberculosis and are also used to treat or prevent other serious infections including blood infections and leprosy.

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