Sanofi Faces 1st US Suit Over Likely Carcinogen In Zantac

By Mike Curley (September 16, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A Florida man with breast cancer has accused Zantac maker Sanofi Aventis US LLC of knowingly selling a medication that contained a probable carcinogen in the first suit of its type in the U.S.

Joseph L. Galimidi told a Florida state court Monday that testing found that individual doses of Zantac, the brand name for the heartburn medication Ranitidine, contain more than 3 million nanograms of N-Nitrososdimethylamine, or NDMA, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has established a daily limit of 96 nanograms.

The suit comes shortly after the FDA issued a warning that NDMA was found in Zantac at...

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