• RECALL: FDA recalls common heart medicine

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling a common heart medicine. 

    The FDA recalled val-sartan because they believe it may be putting patients at risk for cancer. 

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    The administration said the drug does not meet its safety standards and contains a chemical that is linked to causing cancer. 

    High amounts of this chemical cam also cause liver damage.

    Nearly two dozen other countries have recalled the drug within the last week. 

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