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FDA Requests Heartburn Drug Zantac To Be Pulled From Market Immediately

1 month ago   |   By CBS

The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the market immediately, the agency announced on Wednesday.
The FDA noted that an ongoing investigation has determined that levels of a contaminant in the heartburn medications increase over time and when stored at higher-than-normal temperatures, poses a risk to public health.
The contaminant, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, is a probable human carcinogen and the FDA has been investigating levels of it in ranitidine since the...
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FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

U.S. health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought.
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Zantac, all ranitidine products, to be removed from shelves; FDA cites carcinogen concerns

1 month ago   |   By ABC

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Wednesday said Zantac should be removed from shelves immediately.
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