• FDA issues worldwide recall of common blood pressure medication

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    One of the largest medication recalls just got bigger.

    Valsartan, which is commonly used for blood pressure issues, is now under a worldwide recall. 

    Officials say the drug contains cancer causing chemicals.

    [RELATED: FDA recalls common heart drug over cancer concerns] 

    A few weeks ago, when the initial recall was first announced, it did not include the United States and it just affected the generic version. 

    Now, the recall has gone global with the FDA adding three new manufacturers to the list that produce different drugs that contain Valsartan. 

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