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Beginning in September 2019, manufacturers of Zantac and other brands of the heartburn drug ranitidine began issuing recalls for their product. The Food and Drug administration (FDA) issued a market-wide recall in April 2020, due to their findings that ranitidine contains a potent carcinogen: N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. Even worse: the level of NDMA in ranitidine increases over time when it’s stored in normal conditions, and when being digested by the patient’s body.

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