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Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline disclose DOJ investigation into Zantac after recalls

Justice Department probes Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline over possible carcinogen in Zantac pills via @statnews 

Justice Department probes Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline over possible carcinogen in Zantac pills.. $GSK $SNY #pharma  #Zantac  #cancer  #Medicare  #Medicaid 

#Zantac FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine Products (Zantac) from the Market

Apotex has recalled all its Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets 500 mg in the United States for too much of carcinogen NDMA, the same “impurity” that got all the Zantac yanked earlier this year.

Apotex has recalled all its Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets 500 mg in the US for too much of carcinogen NDMA, the same “impurity” that got Zantac yanked earlier this year.

In 1987, Zantac became the most-prescribed drug in the world. But earlier this month it was essentially erased from the US market.

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FDA is requesting immediate removal of all Rx and over-the-counter ranitidine (Zantac) from the U.S. market.

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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.

All Zantac products and generic versions of the heartburn medication should be taken off pharmacy shelves immediately, FDA says.

The FDA has asked all manufacturers of a particular heartburn medicine known as ranitidine, sold under several brands including Zantac, to withdraw their drugs because “unacceptable levels” of a possible carcinogen may develop in the pills over time.

Walgreens and CVS have stopped selling the heartburn medicine Zantac and its generic versions after the FDA warned this month that it had detected low levels of a cancer-causing chemical in samples of the drug.

PULLING ZANTAC: Major pharmacies, including Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens, are clearing their shelves of the popular heartburn medication Zantac and its generic brands over concerns about a possible cancer-causing substance. @ABonTV  has the details.

Rite-Aid and Walgreens joined CVS in halting sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by FDA over the detection of a probable cancer-causing chemical

The FDA has found low levels of a cancer-causing chemical in samples of the drug Zantac, which doctors had long advised to treat heartburn. Now, some experts are advising expectant mothers to use alternative forms of relief.

Drugs to treat stomach acid and heartburn, including Zantac, were found to contain low levels of an impurity that could cause cancer, the FDA says

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? CONSUMER ALERT ?: The FDA reports that a substance that could cause cancer has been found in some ranitidine heartburn and ulcer medicines, including the brand-name drug Zantac.

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