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Are Pharmaceutical Companies Gearing Up For Zantac Lawsuits?

November 14, 2019
Colson Hicks Eidson

As more and more evidence is linking Zantac to an ingredient that could cause cancer, we are seeing movement on the part of major pharmaceutical companies as signs they are gearing up for legal battles. 

At Colson Hicks Eidson, we are taking cases of those who have taken Zantac and been harmed. We are a nationally-recognized firm that is not afraid to go up against major companies to do what is right by our clients. Let us investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve. 

What Is Happening With The Zantac Lawsuits?

This has been a tough year for Sanofi, the maker of Zantac. 

Zantac is the most commonly used medication in the US to treat acid reflux, but it has been discovered that the product contains high levels of a chemical called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. 

Online pharmacy Valisure first alerted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June. That is when they say they detected NDMA. In a statement at the time, they said they found “extremely high levels of [NDMA] … in every lot tested, across multiple manufacturers and dosage forms of the drug ranitidine.”

Sanofi complied with a voluntary recall request of their medication, but they said it was just a precautionary measure. They said they take this issue very seriously and are currently conducting their own tests to ensure the safety of Zantac. 

However, they also appear to be gearing up for a legal battle, perhaps lending credence to the problems with the drug. Sanofi has hired a well-known defense attorney to represent them in more than two dozen lawsuits that have already been filed since the recall was issued. 

This is not the first time the issue of NDMA in Zantac has been raised. A 2016 study by Stanford University gave ten healthy volunteers the 150-milligram dosage of Zantac, the most common dosage used in the US. They found that subsequent levels of NDMA in the subjects’ urine far exceeded FDA-allowable levels. The FDA says that 96 nanograms of NDMA a day is safe for humans. The Stanford study revealed 47,000 nanograms in the subjects’ urine. 

Valisure testing indicated that the Zantac 150 mg tablet contained more than 2,500,000 nanograms of NDMA. 

Let Us Help You Secure The Compensation You Deserve

If you or someone you care about has taken Zantac, you could be in danger. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our award-winning law firm is dedicated to helping clients in Florida and across the United States who are injured due to defective drugs. We will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve. This could include:

  • Coverage for your current and future medical bills
  • Recovery of income lost if you are unable to work
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against a company or manufacturer

If you need a Zantac attorney in Florida or nationwide, you can contact Colson Hicks Eidson for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7400.