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Zantac: Does The Drug Cause Cancer?

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Does Zantac (Generic Name Ranitidine) cause cancer injuries? In 2020, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked all manufacturers to withdraw ranitidine products from the market. For years, these drugs have been blockbuster best-sellers to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD. Are patients suffering personal injury from taking these medications over a long period of time? Research indicates Ranitidine drugs may lead patients to long-term exposures of NDMA. NDMA is a known carcinogenic chemical and is highly toxic in the human body. For more information, you can view our slideshow or call us at (256) 261-1315. The Blackwell Law Firm is an Alabama law firm. From its office in Huntsville, the firm represents injury victims across Alabama. We are actively investigating potential Zantac injury claims on behalf of consumers in Alabama.

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Zantac: Does The Drug Cause Cancer?

  1. 1. Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  2. 2. ZANTAC DOES THE DRUG CAUSE CANCER? Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  3. 3. • Zantac has generic name of Ranitidine • Zantac developed and patented by drug company Glaxo (GlaxoSmithKline) • Zantac introduced in the early 1980s • Zantac sales reached $ 1 Billion by 1986 • Zantac available without prescription by 1996 • Ranitidine (generic Zantac) eventually produced by multiple companies Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
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  5. 5. MORE THAN 60 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER HEARTBURN AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH STUDIES SUGGEST MORE THAN 15 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER DAILY HEARTBURN SYMPTOMS Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
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  7. 7. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) is a chronic, severe form of acid reflux Research from 2014 estimates 15 to 30 percent of the U.S. Population suffers from GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  8. 8. Zantac advertised FAST and STRONG relief for heartburn Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  9. 9. Zantac ads promoted the drug as a means to control heartburn without dietary changes Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  10. 10. ZANTAC CLAIMED LONG-LASTING RELIEF FROM HEARTBURN ZANTAC CLAIMED YOU COULD CONTINUE TO EAT DESIRED FOODS ZANTAC CLAIMED FAST ACTION TO STOP HEARTBURN Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  11. 11. HOW DOES ZANTAC WORK? RANITIDINE (ZANTAC) IS A HISTAMINE-2 OR H2 BLOCKER. RANITIDINE AND OTHER H2 BLOCKERS DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF ACID PRODUCED IN THE STOMACH. THIS IS WHY THEY ARE OFTEN CALLED ANTACIDS. Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  12. 12. • RANITIDINE BECAME AVAILABLE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION IN 1996. • CONSUMERS FREQUENTLY PURCHASED OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) VERSIONS OF RANITIDINE TO TREAT HEARTBURN AND REFLUX. • PATIENTS SOUGHT PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH ZANTAC TO TREAT SEVERE HEARTBURN AS WELL AS STOMACH ULCERS. Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  13. 13. WHY IS ZANTAC HARMFUL? • THE PRESENCE OF A CHEMICAL KNOWN AS NDMA MAKES ZANTAC HARMFUL. NDMA IS AN UNSTABLE ORGANIC CHEMICAL CREATED AS A BY-PRODUCT OF SOME INDUSTRIAL AND NATURAL PROCESSES. • NDMA IS A MEMBER OF THE N- NITROSAMINES (POTENT FAMILY OF CARCINOGENS). • NDMA IS HIGHLY TOXIC TO THE HUMAN BODY. NDMA IS A KNOWN CARCINOGEN. Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
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  15. 15. NDMA IS A DANGEROUS CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL. • THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) CLASSIFIED NDMA AS A PROBABLE HUMAN CARCINOGEN. • THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) STATED SCIENTIFIC TESTING INDICATES NDMA CONSUMPTION IS ASSOCIATED WITH GASTRIC OR COLORECTAL CANCERS. • THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) NOTED NDMA PRESENTS RISKS EVEN AT LOW DOSAGES. Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  16. 16. THE DETECTION OF NDMA IN A CONSUMER PRODUCT USUALLY PROMPTS A RECALL. Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
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  18. 18. •NDMA may be a byproduct of the ranitidine molecule. NDMA is likely created in a chemical reaction due to the instability of ranitidine. The amount of NDMA may increase as pills age or undergo environmental reactions. •The longer Zantac sits in your cabinet, the greater the potential level of NDMA. •Research indicates ranitidine interacts with nitrites and acids in the stomach to form NDMA. Research also indicates ranitidine interacts with enzymes in other organs to create NDMA.Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  19. 19. Because of the way Zantac reacts in the body, users may have been exposed to serious levels of NDMA on a frequent basis. Zantac users may have a significantly increased cancer risk. Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  20. 20. SEPTEMBER 2019 – FDA WARNS AMERICANS ZANTAC POSES POTENTIAL CANCER RISKS Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  21. 21. APRIL 2020 – FDA REQUESTS ALL MANUFACTURERS WITHDRAW RANITIDINE Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  22. 22. IN ITS APRIL 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT THE FDA RECOGNIZES: NDMA is a probable human carcinogen NDMA levels increase “even under normal storage conditions” NDMA levels increase significantly when stored at higher temperatures NDMA levels increase as pills age Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  23. 23. POTENTIAL CANCERS • Liver Cancer • Stomach Cancer • Kidney Cancer • Colorectal Cancer • Prostate Cancer • Esophageal Cancer • Pancreatic Cancer • Bladder Cancer • Small Intestine Cancer • Lung Cancer (Non-Smokers) • Brain Cancer • Testicular Cancer • Ovarian Cancer • Uterine Cancer • Thyroid Cancer
  24. 24. Have questions about Zantac cancer injury claims in Alabama? Want more information about Zantac or other bad drug injuries? You can read our Alabama personal injury law articles at our law firm blog: Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog Blackwell Law Firm (2020)
  25. 25. BLACKWELL LAW FIRM 120 HOLMES AVE NE #401 HUNTSVILLE, AL 35801 (256) 261-1315 www.blackwell-attorneys.com

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