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The FDA is warning of shortages of blood pressure medicines containing valsartan, losartan and irbesartan. A growing list of these drugs have been recalled because they are linked to an increased risk of cancer.
FDA via CNN
January 27, 2019 - 9:34 am
Kevin Flower, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration is warning of a shortage of a class of drugs used by millions to treat high blood pressure. The drugs known as ARBs, or angiotensin II receptor blockers, contain valsartan. "Valsartan products are in shortage, and we know that other...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:34 pm
By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the list of drugs being recalled that contain valsartan. The drug is used as a component in a set of drugs used to treat heart failure and blood pressure. New to the list are some valsartan products manufactured by Hetero...
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