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by Vaughn Aubuchon

TOP 15 Generic Drug Manufacturers

India Generic Drug Manufacturers (17)

China Generic Drug Manufacturers (3)

Ireland Generics (4) - U.S. Generics (8)

Valsartan Recall

Top API Manufacturers
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According to industry leader Mylan, 89% of all U.S. prescriptions are now filled with a GENERIC medicine.

Our generic drugs are made by over 1,000 companies in China and India, AND many other countries, including Brazil, Canada, France, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, Slovakia, South Africa and Thailand.

Generic drugs are SUPPOSED to be identical to their brand name counterparts. All too often, THEY ARE NOT.

The U.S. FDA is tasked with approving and OVERSEEING these companies to keep us safe. They are TOTALLY FAILING to perform proper oversight. Because of this, we are being sold cr@pola.

--- EXTREMELY little
oversight
--- Inadequate
paper trail
--- Specified quantity NOT PRESENT
---
Pre-ingredients not fully vetted
--- Contain UNNAMED
ingredients*
---
Procedures not followed**
  * such as, NDMA, NDEA
** as in the case of valsartan

Why We Have Lost Confidence in Generic Drugs: New Report Casts More Doubts on Imported Medicines
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Top 15 Generic Drug Manufacturers
- by Size ...
from FiercePharma

Size

Company
Name

2016
Bill.
$

Head
quarters

Note
1

Teva

9.8 B

Petah Tikva, Israel

#1API

2

Mylan (was Matrix)

9.4 B

Canonsburg, PA

# 2API

3

Novartis (Sandoz)

9.0 B

Basil, Switzerland

#8 API

4

Pfizer

4.6 B

NYC, New York

5

Allergan (Teva)

4.5 B

Dublin, Ireland

6

Sun Pharma (Ranbaxy)

3.6 B

Mumbai, India

#5 API

7

Fresenius

2.8 B

Bod Homburg, Ger.

8

Endo Inter.

2.6 B

Dublin, Ireland

9

Lupin

2.5 B

Mumbai, India

10

Sanofi (Apotex)

2.0 B

Paris, France

11

Aspen

2.0 B

Durban, S.A.

12

Aurobindo

1.8 B

Hyderabad, India

#3 API

13

Dr. Reddy's Labs

1.8 B

Hyderabad, India

#7 API

14

Cipla

1.6 B

Mumbai, India

#4 API

15

Apotex

1.6 B

Toronto, Ont.

Top 15

59 B

?

Accord Healthcare

?

Durham, NC

47 drugs

?

Ranbaxy Labs

?

India

#6 API

?

Dexcel Pharma

?

Israel

85 drugs

Notes -
(rank) API - Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient manufacturer
Not only do these companies make the pharma drugs, they ALSO make the Active Ingredients from which the drugs are made.
(Fox guarding the henhouse? You betcha.)
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40

150 - 450

50

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INDIA Generic Drug Manufacturers
- with KNOWN Issues
More Drug Recalls from India

Company
Name
# of
FDA
Warn-ing
Letters

Location

(# of employ.)

Class

Problem
Generic
Name

REAL Drug
Replaced -

Mfg.

Possible
ID on
Bottle

Alembic Pharma

4

Gujarat, IN

9 K

API Mfg.

ALEM

Anwita Drugs

Hyderabad, IN

??

ANW

(12)
Aurobindo

7

Hyderabad, IN

16 K

AURO

Cadila Healthcare

7

Ahmedabad, IN

13 K

CADI

(14) Cipla

12

Mumbai, IN

22 K

Ranked #3

CIP

(13)
Dr. Reddy

80

Hyderabad, IN

20 K

Ranked #4

REDD ?

Hetero
(Camber)

41

Hyderabad, IN

15 K

ARB - (old)

valsartan

Diovan -

Novartis

CAMB

Lupin

Mumbai, IN

??

Ranked #1

LUP

Macleods

7

Mumbai, IN

??

ARB - (new)

valsartan

MACLE

NuCare Labs

1

Gujarat, IN

xxx

NUC

Par Pharma
Purchased by Endo

Chennai, IN

3.7 K

CCB - (new)

diltiazem er

PAR

Polydrug Labs

23

Mumbai, IN

??

POLY

Ranbaxy

38

Gurgaon, IN

11 K

RANB

RPG Life Sciences

3

Mumbai, IN

750

RPGL

(6)
Sun Pharma

173

Mumbai, IN

53 K

Ranked #2

SUNP

Torrent

8

Ahmedabad, IN

9 K

CCB - (old)

diltiazem er

Cardizem CD -

Valeant

TORRE

Wockhardt

38

Mumbai, IN

8 K

WOCK

Notes:

100 - 550

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80

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CHINA Generic Drug Manufacturers
.

Company
Name
# of
FDA
Warn-ing
Letters

Location

Class

Problem
Generic
Name

REAL Drug
Replaced -

Mfg.

Possible
ID on
Bottle

Solco Health
Huahai

2

?????, China

ARB -

losartan

Cozaar -

Merck

SOLCO

Zhejiang Huahai Pharma

Sept. 28, 2018
FDA Bans MORE Valsartan Imports

Zhejiang Tianyu Pharmaceutical Co.

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Ireland Generic Drug Manufacturers
.

Actavis

Dublin, Ireland

22 K

ACT

(5) Allergan

41

Dublin, Ireland

17 K

ALLE

(8) Endo Intern.

144

ENDO

Perrigo

33

Dublin, Ireland

10 K

PERR

Gavis Pharma

Acquired by Lupin 2016

100 - 550

50

80

80

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U.S. Generic Drug Manufacturers
.

Company
Name
# of
FDA
Warn-ing
Letters

Location

Class

Problem
Generic
Name

REAL Drug
Replaced -

Mfg.

Possible
ID on
Bottle

Amneal Pharma

Bridgewater, NJ

6,500

AMN

(8)
Endo Intern.
(Par Pharma)

144

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

775

CCB -

diltiazem er

Cardizem CD

Valeant

PAR

Heritage Pharma

Eatontown, NJ

xxx

HER

Lucid Pharma

E. Brunswick, NJ

xxx

LUC

Major Pharma

Livonia, MI

xxx

MAJ

Northwind

Indianapolis, IN

xxx

Repackager

NW

NuCare Pharma

Orange, CA

14

NUC

Prinston Pharma

2

Cranbury, NJ

xxx

PRIN

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OTHER Generic Drug Manufacturers
- with KNOWN Issues

(15) Apotex

65

Toronto, CAN

10 K

APOT

(11) Aspen

Durban, S.A.

xxx

ASP

(10) Sanofi

189

Paris, France

22 K

SAN

Notes:

API

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

100 - 550

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80

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Valsartan Recall (generic Diovan)
- due to NDMA, a carcinogen
It's a total hodge-podge. Some of
these recalled suppliers (UCM615703.pdf - Aug. 8, 2018)
ALSO supply NON-recalled versions of valsartan, as shown below. So, it is quite a bag of worms.
Sept. 28 - FDA Bans MORE Valsartan Imports
.

Company Name
of Generic Seller

Parent

Recalled?
Date
ID on
Bottle

Actavis

Teva (+ HCTZ)
13 meds

YES
July
and
August
2018

ACT

A-S Medic. Solutions

4 meds

YES

ASMS

AvKARE

(+ HCTZ)
5 meds

YES

AVKA

Bryant Ranch Prepack

Repackager
7 meds

YES

BRY

Camber Pharma

4 meds

YES

CAMB

Major Pharma

Teva
2 meds

YES

MAJ

Northwind Pharma

Repackager
4 meds

YES

NORW

NuCare Pharma

Repackager
3 meds

YES

NUC

Pharma Pac

HJ Harkins
1 med

YES

PHAR

Prinston

Teva

YES

PRIN

Proficient Rx

Repackager
1 med

YES

PROF

Remedy Repack

(+ HCTZ)
2 meds

YES

REM

Solco Health

Prinston
9 meds

YES

SOL

Torrent

Torrent
12 meds

YES

TORR

Notes:

API = Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient

The included, unintended ingredient is
NDMA = nitroso-di-methyl-amine
This substance may have been present in the API valsartan AND UNDETECTED for OVER 4 YEARS, due to an unauthorized, untested, unmonitored process change.

Sept. 13, 2018
A SECOND unintended carcinogenic ingredient has been identified from Huahai -
NDEA - nitroso-di-ethyl-amine

The TAINTED API's came from China, from

First Identified China Flawed Generic Producer -
Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, Linhai, China
Highest NDMA concentration
ALSO, contaminated by NDEA.
.

Second Identified Flawed Generic Producer -
Zhejiang Tianyu Pharmaceutical Co., Taizhou, China
Lower NDMA concentration
.

.
Valsartan
NOT Recalled (UCM615704.pdf - Aug. 8, 2018)

Alembic Pharma

26 meds

NO
n.a.

Allergan

1 med

NO

Amer. Health Pkg.

4 meds

NO

Amneal Pharma

4 meds

NO

Aphena Pharma

5 meds
Repackager

NO

Apotex Pharma

6 meds

NO

Aurobindo

18 meds

NO

AvPAK

18 meds

NO

Camber Pharma

4 meds

NO
n.a.

Cardinal Health

2 meds

NO

Carilion Materials

2 meds

NO

Gavis Pharma

4 meds

NO

Jubilant Cadista

4 meds

NO

Lucid Pharma

4 meds

NO

(9) Lupin

18 meds

NO

Macleods Pharma

9 meds

NO

Mylan added

13 meds

NO

Northwind Pharma

4 meds

NO
n.a.

Novartis Pharma

21 meds

NO

Novel Labs

4 meds

NO

Ohm Labs

4 meds

NO

Par Pharma

9 meds

NO

PD-Rx

5 meds

NO

Preferred Pharma

4 meds

NO

Proficient Rx LP

9 meds

NO

Sandoz

18 meds

NO

Unichem Pharma

4 meds

NO

THIS IS NOT A "WHITE LIST".
NDMA MAY YET BE DETECTED.

ALSO, NDEA has been detected.


WHO did they buy their API from?
(Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient = valsartan)
WHICH manufacturer?
WHICH batch?

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TOP API Manufacturers
(Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients)
.

Rank

Company

Coun-try
# of APIs

Note

-

1

TAPI

Israel 21 others

300

Teva

2

Mylan Labs

India
???

was Matrix

3

Aurobindo

India

200

4

Cipla

India

200

5

Sun Pharma

India

200

6

Ranbaxy Labs

India

100

7

Dr. Reddy's

India

60

8

Sandoz

Switz.

20

Novartis

50

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50

50

90

50




Disclaimer
The author is not a doctor.
NO MEDICAL ADVICE IS OFFERED OR IMPLIED.
Data on this page may NOT be 100% correct.
These are just my personal thoughts.
The purpose of this page is to research bad generic drugs.

The buy-outs, strategic partnerships, and ever-changing ownership of generic drug companies have created a virtual MINEFIELD of drugs for the consumer, who has less and less control of what he is PUTTING INTO HIS/ HER MOUTH. Combine this with less and less scrutiny by the FDA, and we are taking a crapshoot, when using these meds.

I hope that you have found this generic drug information page helpful.
Thank you very much for your time.

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