OTC Heartburn Remedy Options Remain Robust Without Ranitidine
FDA advising consumers to choose other heartburn OTCs but isn't ordering ranitidine off market. Consumers concerned about Johnson's Baby Powder due to potential asbestos can choose not only from other brands, but also from Johnson's in containers other than 22-ounce option on recall.
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FDA's latest recalls records update includes Basic Reset CBD supplements and another 4,300 units of Tween Brands cosmetics containing colors made from banned dye. Recalls resulting from testing of ranitidine drugs reported by Dr. Reddy's.
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.
Recall announcement doesn't mention litigation J&JU faces in multiple states alleging use of Johnson's Baby Powder causes cancer due from talc in formulation. But firm's sensitivity to consumer complaints or adverse event reports linked to brand is clear with talc-related litigation as backdrop.