CVS Stops Selling Zantac
Heartburn medication has been in the FDA's radar lately and now CVS has pulled the popular name brand Zantac from its shelves because of it. According to ABC 7 News in New York, on Saturday, CVS Pharmacy stopped selling all Zantac brand and CVS brand ranitidine products from now on. Ranitidine is an H2 blocker that is used for heartburn relief.
There was an alert from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that ranitidine products have an ingredient with a possible human carcinogen that causes cancer. It is important to note that none of these ranitidine products or Zantac have been recalled. The FDA has not recommended consumers to stop taking these products either. But CVS is accepting the products for full refunds.
CVS says it will still sell other brands of the heartburn medication including Pepcid, Tagamet, and other generic brands. There hasn't been a mandatory recall for these products as of yet.