Drugmakers In Zantac MDL Try To Trim Claims

By Carolina Bolado (October 4, 2021, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Drugmakers targeted in multidistrict litigation over a carcinogen found in heartburn medication Zantac urged a Florida federal court Monday to toss medical monitoring claims, arguing that the plaintiffs have failed again to specify levels of the carcinogen that would cause an increased cancer risk.

In a Zoom hearing before U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg, the drugmakers said the consumers failed to plead what amounts of the cancer-causing chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, would be required to increase an individual's risk of cancer, even though they've had a couple of chances to do so now.

"You have a situation where plaintiffs are...

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