Posts Tagged 'zantac'

Florida Zantac Decision Likely to Have Major Impact

judge dismisses claims against generic manufacturers in Zantac caseA U.S. District Court judge in Florida recently dismissed a number of claims against generic manufacturers of Zantac products, as well as various packagers, retailers, and distributors of the products. Ranitidine is the active ingredient in the heartburn medications and is at the center of a firestorm of controversy over concerns of contamination with a carcinogenic compound called N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA.

Thousands of plaintiffs across ...

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Zantac Manufacturer May Have Destroyed Emails as Contamination Probe Ramped Up

sanofi may have destroyed emails in zantac probeWhen an online pharmacy discovered the presence of a carcinogenic contaminant in batches of the heartburn medication Zantac it was selling, the find triggered a global recall of the drug. Now, details are coming to light that the presence of the contaminant may not have been as much of a surprise to Sanofi; the drug’s manufacturer, as was first indicated.

Zantac, otherwise known by its chemical name ranitidine, was ...

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Zantac, Ranitidine, NDMA, and You: What You Need to Know

Zantac ranitidine NDMA recall information2020 has not been kind to Sanofi’s flagship heartburn medication Zantac. When reports first surfaced of contamination of the medication with a known carcinogen, attention immediately turned to the labs that made ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac. It wasn’t until researchers discovered that Zantac could be producing the carcinogen itself that calls began for a recall of the drug. The mechanism that could lead to such an occurrence, however, has ...

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Zantac Carcinogen Lawsuits Consolidated into Multidistrict Litigation

Zantac lawsuits consolidated into MDLAs the number of lawsuits filed over NDMA contaminated Zantac continues to grow, over 140 such suits have been sent to a federal judge to be heard as a multidistrict litigation. The MDL will be the first for U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg who serves as a judge for the Southern District of Florida. In selecting Judge Rosenberg, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation called her “an ...

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Zantac May Produce Harmful Carcinogen on Its Own

research shows Zantac may produce cancer-causing carcinogen while in storageNew concerns are emerging over the presence of a known carcinogen in the compound used to make heartburn medication Zantac. Things have taken an interesting twist however, as researchers explore the possibility that the source of the contamination may be the Zantac itself.

The issue of NDMA contamination in Zantac and other drugs based on its main ingredient first came to light last year. That was when ...

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Zantac Sees Global Recall After Online Pharmacy Detects Carcinogen

shipments of Zantac recalled over cancer-causing contaminationThings have quickly gone from bad to worse for GlaxoSmithKline and its popular heartburn medication Zantac. And it all began thanks to the care and caution of an online pharmacy; not a government regulator.

The pharmacy, Valisure, tests all the medications it makes available to its customers itself. And it was that testing; not that of the FDA or any other government entity tasked with keeping its citizens safe, that ...

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