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Zantac heartburn drug
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 4/2/2020 4:36:37 AM

US health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought. The move from the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday applies to all prescription and over-the-counter versions of ranitidine, best known by the brand name Zantac. The drugs are widely used to treat stomach acid and ulcers.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom 4/2/2020 5:20:47 AM (No. 365790)
Easy for them to say, they don't have to pay to replace them.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Petronius 4/2/2020 5:34:51 AM (No. 365798)
Are they using ingredients from China to make Zantac?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: seamusm 4/2/2020 6:06:15 AM (No. 365815)
Yes, they ARE #2. This is the second generic drug in widespread use to be contaminated with the carcinogen NDMA. I am not a conspiracist fear-monger but how many other contaminants have we not yet recognized as the cause for the explosion in cancer cases in the world? The ChiComs do not value life - we should stop putting a higher value on cheap goods and profit.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HPmatt 4/2/2020 6:25:38 AM (No. 365825)
If the ChiComs were okay with adulterting cat & dog food - that killed thousands of American pets by destroying their kidneys, surely they would not be so unscrupulous to do similar to American citizens..... As I have told my pharmacists, over the objection of my health insurance's 'formulary list', I want prescription drugs that are not from China, and also the drug company must have US offices, so if this were to happen, there would be people in the US that would go to prison. The FDA rules for GMP production of drugs is one of.....SELF REPORTING.....you are trusted to manufacture to spec, and if something happens, you are are to report it to the FDA.....otherwise they just review the paperwork you submit....ASSUMING YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH..... Thanks US Congress and Administrations back to Bush41 for opening the barn door....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak 4/2/2020 7:54:46 AM (No. 365880)
Another government scare program. Nitrosamines are found in small amounts in many foods. The FDA admits this on their website, www.fda.gov . Search on Zantac.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GO3 4/2/2020 9:38:29 AM (No. 365985)
BTW, the lawyer adverts are already hitting the airwaves.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Catherine 4/2/2020 10:01:50 AM (No. 366010)
I've taken Zantac since the 1980's. I miss it. Prilosec is a sorry second.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40 4/2/2020 10:33:22 AM (No. 366039)
#7, eat a boiled egg everyday an hour before dinner. You will use an antacid three or four times a year max. Try it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/2/2020 11:00:17 AM (No. 366064)
Wouldn't this be a drug that the FDA had previously approved after their vigorous testing procedures? It would seem imprudent to throw out the supplies you have on-hand, as it will show you were taking the drug when you file your lawsuit, if you end up with cancer.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/3/2020 3:52:44 AM (No. 366757)
This notice has been going out by the FDA for months. Side note: if you are getting free OTC as a senior from your insurer (most use the same place), maybe you have heartburn from junk pharmaceuticals. One burned a hole in my esophagus. Trash from China and India.
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