FDA Not Recommending Recalls of Diabetes Drug
The FDA began testing samples of metformin for the carcinogen NDMA at the end of last year. Contamination with this substance has led to recalls of blood pressure and heartburn medications within the past 2 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survivors Share Their Heart Attack Stories
"Nearly 20 years ago, at age 50, I was walking out of the cafeteria at work with my morning coffee, when I felt a sudden onset of pain in the center of my chest. ... I assumed it was heartburn and ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What to Know and Do About Possible Nitrosamines in Your Medication
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canada faces shortage of heartburn drug Pepcid after Zantac recall
The common heartburn medication Pepcid is in short supply across Canada, and experts say it’s a direct result of the recent international recall of Zantac. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen
Title: Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible CarcinogenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

More popular heartburn medications recalled due to impurity
More common heartburn medications have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity that might cause cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is adding to a list of recalled lots of popular heartburn medications -- including generic forms of Zantac -- because the pills might contain small amounts of the suspected carcinogen... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

Three more heartburn drugs recalled over carcinogen fears
This week, the FDA announced recalls of Zantac generics made by Appco Pharma, Northwind and Mylan's non-ranitidine heartburn drug nizatdine. A California lab thinks heat triggers NDMA's creation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab investigates heartburn drug ’s possible cancer link
The popular heartburn drug ranitidine, the generic form of Zantac, was linked to cancer in September, prompting some voluntary recalls of the drug and an investigation by the FDA. A lab in California has also been working to get to the bottom of its potential dangers. First on “CBS This Morning,” Dr. Jon LaPook has a look inside that lab. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is adding to a list of recalled lots of popular heartburn medications -- including generic forms of Zantac -- because the pills might contain small amounts of a suspected... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Going on a crash diet? It could leave you with agonising gallstones
Jo Lisgo was pregnant with her first child when what began as heartburn escalated into something that now, as a mother of two, she says felt even more painful than childbirth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Your Indigestion Be GERD?
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- Heartburn. Millions of people suffer from it. But what exactly is it and, most important, could it actually be something serious? Heartburn got its name from the burning sensation you get when acid that rises up from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms: Six signs of heartburn and acid reflux - what are the causes?
HEARTBURN and acid reflux are very common and often occur during the festive period after overindulging in food and drink. But how do you know if you have it so you can treat it and prevent it happening in the future? There are six signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulators in Canada, Europe and U.S. probe diabetes drug metformin for carcinogen NDMA
Health Canada and FDA aware some metformin diabetes medicines in other countries were reported to have low levels of NDMA, a cancer-causing chemical that prompted a recall of a commonly used heartburn medication this year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Dangerous drugs linked to fatal diseases and cancer: Prolonged use of certain heartburn meds increases DEATH RISK
(Natural News) According to the website Healthline.com, upwards of 30 percent of all Americans suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic condition which causes heartburn or indigestion several times a week. In addition, millions more people struggle with heartburn on a regular basis, even if they haven’t been officially diagnosed with GERD. Doctors are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Big Number: 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once month
The chest discomfort or burning happens when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Numerous foods, drinks can cause it. Lifestyle changes and OTC drugs can help. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

The Big Number: 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month
The chest discomfort or burning happens when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Numerous foods, drinks can cause it. Lifestyle changes and OTC drugs can help. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

High street heartburn drugs 'could make people 80% more likely to get stomach bugs'
In a study of 900,000 people, scientists from Sorbonne University in Paris found those who took the acid-reflux medications were 80 per cent more likely to develop acute gastroenteritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Got Chronic Heartburn? Easy Does It During the Thanksgiving Feast
THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2019 -- The turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table may look tempting, but if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) you should proceed with caution, experts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Drugs May Up Odds of Stomach Bug
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 -- If you're one of the millions who rely on medications known as proton pump inhibitors for relief from heartburn, you may be at higher risk of illness from a stomach bug, new research suggests. Proton pump inhibitors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sainsbury's, Tesco and ASDA recall heartburn and indigestion drugs over contamination fears
The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency today announced the supermarket products were among 13 new additions to a months-long string of recalls. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Agency Bans Heartburn Medications
[Citizen] TMDA acting director general Akida Khea speaking during the past event. Photo |File (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority Bans Heartburn Medications Over Cancer Risk
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -All patients taking heartburn drugs with the active ingredient ranitidine must stop their course of treatment and report to a nearby health facility after authorities raised concern about the safety of the drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two more UK companies recall their versions of Zantac heartburn drug
UK-based companies Creo Pharma and Tillomed Laboratories are the latest firms to recall generic versions of Zantac because of a 'probably carcinogenic' chemical, N-nitrosodimethylamine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Downplays Risks From Already Recalled Heartburn Drug Zantac FDA Downplays Risks From Already Recalled Heartburn Drug Zantac
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday downplayed the risk from contamination of the already recalled popular heartburn drug Zantac, and said its tests suggest it does not cause carcinogens to form in patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Zantac does not form impurity in users, FDA says
As part of its investigation into an impurity found in heartburn medication Zantac OTC, the US Food and Drug Administration has found levels of the impurity "similar to the levels you would expect to be exposed to if you ate common foods like grilled or smoked meats." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zantac does not form impurity in your stomach, FDA testing finds
As part of its investigation into an impurity found in heartburn medication Zantac OTC, the US Food and Drug Administration has found levels of the impurity "similar to the levels you would expect to be exposed to if you ate common foods like grilled or smoked meats." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA downplays risks from already recalled heartburn drug Zantac
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday downplayed the risk caused by contamination of the already recalled popular heartburn drug Zantac, and said its tests suggest it does not cause carcinogens to form after ingestion by patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Boots and Morrisons' own version of Zantac are recalled
Perrigo Company supplies ranitidine - the generic form of the branded heartburn drug - to both of the British retail giants. It announced the recall in an alert sent out by UK health chiefs today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Class 2 Medicines recall
: Zantac 75 Relief Tablets, Zantac 75 Tablets, Galpharm Indigestion Relief 75mg Tablets, Boots Heartburn& Indigestion Relief 75mg Tablets, Kirkland Indigestion Relief 75mg (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA investigating whether Zantac causes carcinogens to form in users
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether the popular heartburn drug Zantac causes carcinogens to form in the bodies of users, in an effort to fully understand the risks posed by the already recalled drug, the agency's spokesman said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dr Reddy ’s recalled all batches of heartburn drug from US
Ranitidine is commonly prescribed as an antacid and the NDMA impurity scandal had rocked Indian generic makers present in US who were one of the largest suppliers of the drug. After FDA ’s cautionary note, several Indian cos had to recall this product. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OHSU study finds heartburn often is misdiagnosed and mistreated
Heartburn, a very common woe among American adults, is often misdiagnosed and mistreated. New research from Oregon Health& Science University could change that. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that patients whose heartburn symptoms persist even with medication may actually be suffering from other disorders and could benefit from esophageal surgery. One in five adults has symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD. Annual costs for managing the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Dr. Reddy's is recalling some products used to treat heartburn
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. and its subsidiaries issued a voluntary nationwide recall of its ranitidine medicines used to treat heartburn, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Zantac went from world's best-selling drug to being pulled from store shelves
Health authorities worldwide are investigating the safety of Zantac heartburn medicine, also sold generically as ranitidine, after finding a probable cancer-causing impurity in the drug. Here is a timeline on Zantac. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Years of hiccups and heartburn could lead to cancer by exposing cells to stomach acid, doctors warn
Peter Denson, 66, a retired coach engineer from Kent, suffered 20 years of seemingly harmless hiccups, burping and heartburn. He was shocked to be diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zantac Recalled by Sanofi
MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- The over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) has been recalled in the United States and Canada by French drug maker Sanofi. The recall comes a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first warned that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Timeline: Popular heartburn medicine Zantac pulled off store shelves
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and international health authorities are investigating the safety of Zantac heartburn medicine, also sold generically as ranitidine, after finding a probable cancer-causing impurity in the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heartburn drug Zantac recalled in Canada, U.S. over contamination fears
Health Canada said it was investigating the possible presence of a carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs available by prescription and over-the-counter. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Surgery Best Option in the Uncommon Case When PPIs Fail to Stem Heartburn Surgery Best Option in the Uncommon Case When PPIs Fail to Stem Heartburn
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 (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Over-The-Counter Heartburn Drug Zantac Recalled For Possible Contamination
(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 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Recall Zantac Source Type: news

Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada
Drugmaker Sanofi latest to recall over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac because of possible contamination (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sanofi pulls Zantac from U.S. and Canada after carcinogen found
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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zantac Recall Widens as Sanofi Pulls Its Drug Over Carcinogen Fears
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. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Sanofi SA Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Cancer Hazardous and Toxic Substances Food and Drug Administration Recalls and Bans of Products Heartburn your-feed-healthcare Zantac United States Canada Source Type: news

Teva UK is latest pharmaceutical giant to recall batches of heartburn drug Zantac
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). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teva's UK arm recalls some batches of Ranitidine: Medicines watchdog
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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surgery May Be Best Option for Some With Refractory Heartburn
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heartburn
Title: HeartburnCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/18/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 14, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

What to do during the recall of prescription Zantac and other heartburn medications
If you take prescription Zantac or other heartburn medications that are part of the worldwide recall announced Tuesday, what are your options? Here are some answers for Canadians taking these drugs.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news