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Contamination In Common OTC Antacid Adds To FDA's API Impurity Concerns

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FDA assessing contamination of Rx and OTC H2 blocker ranitidine to determine steps it should take. The contaminant, NDMA, is dangerous when consumed in large quantities, but has been found in H2 blockers at levels that don't pose a risk, FDA says.

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