FDA Finds Ranitidine Poses Little Risk, But Concerns Linger
Ranitidine no more carcinogenic than grilled meat, says FDA drug center director Janet Woodcock. Agency finds NDMA levels in ranitidine drugs well below those claimed by Valisure, online pharmacy asking FDA to order drug off US market.
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"FDA’s failure to stop companies from selling ranitidine makes the United States government complicit in exposing infants and adults to the risk of cancer," says Rep. DeLauro in letter to FDA and HHS. She also re-introduced legislation proposing FDA have mandatory recall authority for drugs.
Recent updates to FDA recalls database also include single lots of three package sizes of Johnson’s Baby Powder after testing found sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination and 5,720 bottles of homeopathic OTCs made in India for West Virginia firm Washington Homeopathic Products Inc. at a facility noncompliant with the agency’s good manufacturing practices regulations.