December 6, 2018 / 5:09 AM / 4 days ago

BUZZ-India's Aurobindo Pharma falls; report says co faces U.S. class action lawsuit

** Shares of drugmaker Aurobindo Pharma Ltd fall as much as 4 pct to 764.55 rupees, their lowest since Nov 13

** Co faces a class action lawsuit in the U.S. over carcinogenic elements in its blood pressure drug, Business Standard reported here

** The drugmaker has been named in the lawsuit for alleged contamination of its irbesartan active ingredient (API) used in treatment of high blood pressure, the report added

** Co did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for a comment

** More than 1.7 mln shares change hands at 0457 GMT, compared with 30-day avg of around 2.6 mln

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