The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced April 1st that it is requesting drug manufacturers to immediately remove all over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription forms of Zantac (ranitidine) from the market.
This is the most recent stage in a comprehensive investigation of a possible carcinogen, known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), found in the drug. The investigation began the summer of 2019, when a testing facility filed a recall petition to the FDA after finding concerning levels of NDMA during testing. Many pharmacies and manufacturers voluntarily pulled ranitidine from stores after this, but at that point the FDA only required manufacturers to conduct further testing. Ultimately, the FDA accepted studies determining that NDMA levels in ranitidine increase over time, as well as when stored above room temperature. The official FDA press release stated that “since we don't know how or for how long the product might have been stored, we decided that it should not be available to consumers and patients unless its quality can be assured."
How Do you Qualify for Lawsuits Against Zantac/ Ranitidine?
Since the initial petition, there have been a slew of lawsuits filed by cancer patients against the manufacturers of Zantac (ranitidine), which has been on the market since 1983. These cases assert that the pharmaceutical companies had known early on that there may be a cancer risk from Zantac, but did not inform the public.
Many people have been using Zantac for years, or even decades. Those unfortunate enough to have developed cancer due to use of Zantac or similar drugs are encouraged to seek compensation. Our fierce legal team at Kwartler Manus, LLC can help you win the money you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after regular, continued Zantac use, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation. The cancer diagnoses listed below may qualify:
Small intestine cancer
How Can Kwartler Manus Help with Your Case?
If you or a loved one has developed one of the above cancers after using Zantac (ranitidine), make sure you contact us at Kwartler Manus. Our dedicated attorneys have experience representing clients in similar cases. By filing/joining a mass tort claim against Zantac, you may be able to get compensation for your damages and protect others from future threats. Our attorneys will be by your side to help you navigate this complex process with ease and help you win the money you deserve.
Don’t hesitate to pursue the compensation you deserve to make up for these pharmaceutical companies’ mistakes. Contact us online or call our office at (267) 214-8608 to schedule a free consultation.