Potentially dangerous chemical found in heartburn pill Zantac

CBS News investigation reveals that there might not be just an "impurity" — but something much more serious
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Health Canada said it was investigating the possible presence of a carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs available by prescription and over-the-counter.
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When heartburn is refractory to proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment, antireflux surgery is a better option than reflux-reducing medication such as baclofen or treatment with neuromodulators, a new clinical trial shows.Reuters Health Information
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(AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. In September, the Food and Drug Administration said a potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low levels in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac. The federal agency said consumers could consider taking another heartburn medicine or contact their doctor. Several drugstore chains have already removed Zantac and generic ...
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Drugmaker Sanofi latest to recall over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac because of possible contamination
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Sanofi SA said on Friday it would recall popular heartburn medicine Zantac in the United States and Canada, after the medicines were linked with a probable cancer-causing impurity.
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The company ’s announcement follows decisions by Walgreens, CVS and others to remove the drug from their shelves and after other manufacturers recalled their products.
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An alert was today circulated by the British medicines watchdog on behalf of Teva UK whose product may have been contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
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Teva Pharmaceutical's UK unit has recalled some batches of heartburn medicine Ranitidine, Britain's medicines watchdog said on Thursday, making it the latest drugmaker to pull the product.
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- In patients who truly have proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-refractory heartburn, including those with reflux hypersensitivity, surgery may be the best treatment option, according to a study published in the Oct. 16 issue of...
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New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 381, Issue 16, Page 1513-1523, October 2019.
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