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, pose 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 summer of 2019.
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Cohen Milstein is currently representing plaintiffs in a class action related to this very issue. The case is named: Bernardo, et al. v. Pfizer, Inc., et al., Case No. 9:20-cv-80249-RLR (S.D. Fla.).
If you would like further information on this case or to potentially join this case, please contact: Catherine MacCarthy, the paralegal assigned to the Zantac class action, at email@example.com or +1.561.515.2602.