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Valsartan Recalled by FDA Over Cancer Concerns

November 16, 2018

From the MedMD website 

Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to improve the chance of living longer after a heart attack. In people with heart failure, it may also lower the chance of having to go to the hospital for heart failure. Valsartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.

Earlier Retiree News post:

FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug Over Cancer Concerns

Although this recall started in August of this year, several medical websites are reposting articles about Valsartan. Be sure to check your prescription drugs or check with your pharmacist.

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