How Cos. Can Prepare For Heartburn Drug Cancer Claims

Law360 (February 12, 2020, 3:48 PM EST) -- Ranitidine medications, including the Zantac brand, may produce a component that plaintiffs counsel allege causes a myriad of cancers. Coordination and consolidation of the claims emerging against the generic and branded form manufacturers is supported by all parties.

This early juncture is an ideal time for considering the likely scale and ramifications of a ranitidine multidistrict litigation. Proactive determinations regarding effective legal strategies can limit corporate exposure and risk; offering decision makers an opportunity to respond from a position of strength.

On Nov. 1, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement advising that "low levels" of N-nitrosodimenthylamine, or...

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