Tag Archives: Heartburn

Bangladesh bans heartburn drug ranitidine over cancer fears

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s drug regulatory authority on Sunday issued a ban on sales of popular heartburn drug ranitidine while it investigates a potential cancer-causing substance in the drug. The move comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that some of the pills contained small amounts N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which the regulator says… Read More »

Heartburn Drugs and Cancer: What Are the Risks?

Valisure: “Valisure Citizen Petition on Ranitidine.” Sandoz Inc.: “Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules 150mg and 300mg Due to an Elevated Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), in the Product.” Bloomberg: “Carcinogen in Zantac Leads to Another Shipment Halt, Recall.” Health Canada: “Health Canada requests that companies stop distributing ranitidine drugs in… Read More »