Chemical found in Zantac raises concerns
The FDA recently warned about a potentially dangerous impurity in the popular heartburn drug Zantac. The nation's three largest pharmacy chains reacted by pulling it from store shelves. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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The pharmaceutical giant had already pulled its common heartburn drug from shelves in Ireland, India and Hong Kong up to two weeks ago. Zantac is still available over-the-counter in Britain.
There are increasing concerns about the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic version because of a chemical that could lead to cancer. Three large pharmacy chains in the U.S. recently pulled the drugs off shelves, following an FDA alert about an "impurity" in the medication. Dr. Jon LaPook recently spoke to two groups of researchers who suspect the problem could be serious for consumers.
CBS News investigation reveals that there might not be just an "impurity" — but something much more serious
GlaxoSmithKline is recalling the prescription version of heartburn medicine Zantac in all markets as a precaution. Over-the-counter versions are still available in Canada.