FDA Recall of Zantac Ranks As One Of The Most Important Human Health Developments of 2020
Heartburn pain from stress and anxiety is real and could cause cancer if left untreated
Monday, December 28, 2020 - 2020 was a year that saw millions of American small business owners thrust onto the ledge of bankruptcy and financial ruin, as state governments ordered restaurants, fitness clubs, and virtually all non-essential businesses to close their doors. The disruption caused many to experience panic and anxiety as the financial future became uncertain at best. Heartburn and indigestion are two symptoms of extreme stress caused by the lockdown. Americans scrambled for Zantac, their favorite brand of antacid and heartburn reliever, only to find empty store shelves. Zantac ranitidine was recalled by the Food and Drug Administration when elevated levels of NDMA were discovered in early 2020 and reported to the agency. Sanofi, the maker of Zantac, voluntarily recalled it, followed about a month later by the FDA recalling all ranitidine medicines. On April 1, 2020, according to the FDA, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately. This is the latest step in an ongoing investigation of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medications (commonly known by the brand name Zantac). The agency has determined that the impurity in some ranitidine products increases over time and when stored at higher than room temperatures and may result in consumer exposure to unacceptable levels of this impurity."
Millions of Americans may have died as a direct result of cancer that was allegedly caused by taking Zantac. As a result, thousands have filed lawsuits against Sanofi seeking more than an explanation as to why the company did not forewarn them of the cancer risk they faced from taking Zantac regularly and for many years. Zantac cancer litigation is in its infancy and there have been no trials to date. Experts think that once the first multi-million dollar jury award is awarded, tens of thousands more people with cancer may file. Since over 15 million Americans per year were taking Zantac at the time of the recall, some think Zantac cancer could become one of the largest mass tort legal actions ever undertaken, ranking up there with tobacco and Army Earplug hearing damage. Zantac lawyers stand ready to listen to your complaint free of charge or obligation to see if you have a case.
For the record, scientists have determined that ranitidine is inherently unstable and does not need an outside stimulus or contamination to make levels of NDMA escalate to carcinogenic levels. Both Sanofi and the FDA have known for decades that ranitidine contained NDMA but at levels thought low enough to be considered safe. If you or a loved one have relied on Zantac regularly for a long time you should see a physician for cancer screening. Lawsuits allege Zantac has caused cancer of the stomach, bladder, esophagus, prostate, colon and colorectal system, and even breast cancer.
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Lawyers for Zantac Heartburn Medicine Lawsuits
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