Heartburn Drug Lawsuit
FDA recalled this drug that may cause cancer.
Don’t wait, call now! You may be entitled to the financial compensation you deserve.
WHAT IS HEARTBURN MEDICATION
The name brand drug and generic ranitidine, are popular heartburn/antacid medications that have been on the market since the early 1980s. They belong to a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. Ranitidine works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces. It is mainly used to treat acid reflux and other conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other gastrointestinal issues. Versions of ranitidine are available over the counter and by prescription. Dosages vary between 75 and 150 mg tablets, though some patients take a once daily 300 mg dosage.
**In September 2019, Valisure, an online pharmacy based in Connecticut, informed the FDA that it had found the cancer-causing chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some batches of a name brand heartburn drug and its generic, ranitidine. Retailers including Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid pulled this heartburn medication and over-the-counter generics from their shelves.
NDMA is an industrial chemical used in gasoline, rocket fuel and other petroleum-based industrial products and is a known human carcinogen. NDMA levels in a name brand heartburn drug may be 3,000 to 26,000 times higher than legally allowed levels set by the FDA.
Since the 1980s, numerous studies have demonstrated a link between the NDMA in a name brand heartburn drug and cancer. Mounting evidence also allegedly shows that Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim, the big pharma companies that make a heartburn medication (ranitidine), concealed the cancer link from millions of people who took the drug for heartburn, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), sour stomach, Barrett’s esophagus, acid reflux and other issues. This deception came as the companies made unprecedented profits from the name brand heartburn medication, the first drug to generate $1 billion in sales.