Ranitidine Cancer Risk Found Only By Litigation Plaintiffs’ ‘Unreliable’ Research, Judge Rules
Plaintiffs in Multi-District Litigation didn’t provide scientific evidence of OTC heartburn drug Zantac increasing risk of cancer. Federal judge says plaintiffs' research showed “a lack of substantiation for analytical leaps” in alleging dangerously high levels of NDMA in ranitidine drugs.
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