CVS, Walgreen Suspend OTC Ranitidine Sales As FDA Investigates Contamination
CVS, Walgreen suspend sales of brand and store brand ranitidine OTCs while Sanofi confirms it is not recalling Zantac in the US and has no plans to cease manufacturing or distributing.
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Firm opts for recall "as a precautionary measure due to inconsistencies in preliminary test results of the active ingredient used in the US and Canadian products." Other firms marketing ranitidine in US have started recalls due to concerns about NDMA since potential problem became known in September.
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