May 8, 2021

FDA Requests Removal of All Zantac Products From Stores

New FDA data is prompting the agency to request removal of all Zantac  and other ranitidine products from stores. This product is contaminated with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a probable human carcinogen. Public health officials have found that the impurity in some ranitidine products increases over time, especially when the drug is stored at higher than room temperatures. Rantidine products will no longer be available for over-the-counter or prescription purchase in the U.S. Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said in a statement, "The FDA is committed to ensuring that the medicines Americans take are safe and effective. We make every effort to investigate potential health risks and provide our recommendations to the … [Read more...]

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