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FDA Requests Removal of Zantac®️ Drugs from Market
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Cancer Risks Associated with Long-Term Zantac®️ Use
Since the fall of 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been warning consumers about possible cancer risks associated with using Zantac®️ and other ranitidine drugs in the long term, after independent testing revealed unacceptable levels of n-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. As of April 1, 2020, the FDA has now formally requested a removal of all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs currently on the market, including name-brand Zantac®️.
Dangerous Defects: How Independent Researchers Saved the Day
In September 2019, an online pharmacy company called Valisure first alerted the FDA to a serious defect in ranitidine, which is widely used to treat heartburn, stomach acid, and ulcers. According to their Citizen Petition, lab testers found that the ranitidine molecule is inherently unstable even when manufactured correctly – and when exposed to elevated temperatures, ranitidine can react with itself to generate dangerous levels of NDMA.
Do I Have a Zantac®️ Lawsuit?
The human body can process low levels of NDMA – which is present in many smoked and grilled meats – but lab rats have been shown to develop cancer with sustained exposure to this toxin. Already, many individuals have taken legal action against the pharmaceutical companies, claiming that Zantac®️ directly contributed to their cancer diagnosis.
At The Ferraro Law Firm, we can help you determine if you have a lawsuit and apply over 30 years of dedicated product liability experience to your case. If you or your loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac®️, it’s important to speak with a doctor right away and then contact an experienced personal injury attorney to review your legal options.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How Can I Find Out if a Medication I’ve Been Prescribed Is Dangerous?
Always ask your physician questions have about the medications he or she prescribes you. You should also ask your pharmacist about any possible risks and instructions on how to take your medications. If you are already taking a medication and would like to make sure it is still safe, check with the FDA or MedWatch for updates on dangerous drugs.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a Dangerous Drugs Claim?
Because of the complicated issues involved in dangerous drug claims, evaluating your case with an experienced lawyer is the best start. Our attorneys have extensive experience in drug law and can help you fight for appropriate compensation whether your injury was caused by a defect in the drug, a pharmacy error, or a doctor’s mistake.
How Do I Pay for Legal Assistance in My Defective Drug Claim?
The Ferraro Law Firm handles all defective drug and other injury claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning that the client isn’t obligated to pay any legal fees unless our firm wins their case.
If you have questions about your rights, you should not hesitate to discuss your case with our legal team.