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Popular heartburn drug ranitidine recalled: What you need to know and do

By: Joshua Gagne, PharmD, ScD, Contributor If you or a family member take ranitidine (Zantac) to relieve heartburn, you may have heard that the FDA has found a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) in it. The story is unfolding quickly and many details remain murky. Here is what we know so far and what you should do. …

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