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Zantac Class Action Lawsuit

by | Jun 15, 2021 | Zantac |

The Spencer Law Firm is currently representing clients who have taken Zantac. There’s a great amount of evidence that shows Zantac causes many forms of cancer. Zantac is a popular drug that is manufactured and distributed in the U.S. used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and conditions similar to them. The drug is made by the international pharmaceutical company Sanofi (Sanofi-Aventis). In September 2019, the (FDA) or Food and Drug Administration, announced that dangerously high levels of a human carcinogen called NDMA have been found in Zantac. NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) is a highly toxic chemical byproduct of certain industrial processes and extremely harmful to the body, especially the liver, and has been conclusively linked to various forms of cancer since the 1970s. Later that month, the FDA issued a public safety warning stating that Zantac and generic Ranitidine contained “unacceptable” levels of NDMA.

In 2018 a pharmaceutical testing laboratory that periodically analyzed drugs for purity and quality called Valisure, noticed a drug by the name of Valsartan (a heartburn drug) had been contaminated by high levels of NDMA. After that unfortunate event, Valisure started testing several heartburn drugs to check for NDMA. The results of the Valisure testing on heartburn drugs found that Zantac and other generic versions of Ranitidine contained dangerously high levels of NDMA. In fact, the Valisure testing found that a single tablet of Zantac contained 26,000 times the acceptable daily limit of NDMA (the limit is 96 nanograms, according to the FDA). Valisure reported these findings to the FDA in June 2019.

This means that millions of people who have been taking Zantac may have been regularly ingesting a chemical that causes cancer. Moreover, drug manufacturers knew about this risk and did nothing. If you or a loved one has taken Zantac and has been diagnosed with cancer, please give the Spencer Law Firm a call for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation. Do not hesitate to call. Time is limited to file a claim. 

To discuss your rights with an experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorney, contact our law firm online or by telephone at 713-568-9008.