FDA expands recall of common heart medication

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ABC NEWS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding a recall of a common heart medication because it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

Valsartan (brand name Diovan), which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, can be used alone or as a component of other heart medications.

Last month, the FDA issued a voluntary recall of certain batches of the drug, but has since expanded its recall two additional times to include more valasartan-containing products.

Not all medicines containing valsartan are involved in the recall.

You can see the full list of recalled medications on the FDA's website: https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM615703.pdf

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