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Pharmacy tests turn up another cancer-causing compound in heart drugs

June 19, 2019 / JEN CHRISTENSEN

Tests by an online pharmacy turned up another cancer-causing compound in heart medications, and these drugs haven't been recalled. Drugs containing valsaratan, losartan and irbesartan made by a variety of companies in a variety of countries have been taken off pharmacy shelves since July, when tests turned up chemicals in them that are considered carcinogens. The recalls of these angiotensin II receptor blockers or ARBs continue to expand. The US Food and Drug Administration keeps a regularly updated list of the drugs that have been recalled.