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What to do about the heartburn medication recall

News briefs By now, you’ve probably heard about the recall of a popular heartburn medication. Some drugs that contain ranitidine (best known as Zantac) have been found by the FDA to have unacceptable amounts of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible cancer-causing chemical (which also triggered recalls of certain lots of the blood pressure drugs called angiotensin-receptor blockers). While the FDA investigates ranitidine, you’re advised to talk to your doctor about whether to keep taking it.…

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