US drugs regulator calls for halt to Zantac sales

Heartburn medication made by Sanofi of France has been linked to cancer-causing impurity
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Monday, April 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Doug Cobb popped a couple antacid pills to calm the heartburn he'd been experiencing on and off for weeks. The 60-year-old considered he might have a stomach problem, but waved it off,...
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Update: On April 1, 2020, the FDA requested manufacturers to withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs (Zantac, others) from the market immediately, due to the presence of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Although the FDA did not observe unacceptable levels of NDMA in many of the samples they tested, they have determined that the impurity in some ranitidine products increases over time and when stored at higher than room temperatures. As a result of this recall, ranitidine products will no longer be available for prescription or OTC use in the US. The FDA is also advising co...
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New findings about N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) contamination of this type of heartburn medication led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) more drastic action.
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FDA orders drugmakers to pull popular heartburn medications that contain trace amounts of a carcinogen.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling drugmakers to immediately pull a type of heartburn drug off the market due to contamination with a chemical that may cause cancer
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Although most drugmakers had already pulled the heartburn products months ago, the agency told consumers they should throw out any over-the-counter medications they still had.
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WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- All versions of the heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) have been pulled from the U.S. market due to possible contamination with a probable cancer-causing chemical, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said...
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CANCER symptoms are easily confused with less serious conditions so people often delay getting them checked out. Heartburn is one example of this, but there is a telltale sign that can determine whether the common digestive condition is in fact cancerous.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating several potentially cancer-causing substances, called nitrosamines, recently found in some drugs, including those used to treat elevated blood pressure, heartburn, and acid reflux. Some of...
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