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Merck recalls cholesterol drug

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A national drug recall is wiping out the entire US stock of a popular cholesterol drug.

Merck says the recall covers all dose strengths and every batch of Liptruzet produced since the drug was launched last May.

The foil pouches holding the pills may allow air and moisture inside -- decreasing the drug's effectiveness.

The company says patients should consult their doctor before stopping therapy.

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