1. Zantac Recall Widens as Sanofi Pulls Its Drug Over Cancer Fears

    Zantac Recall Widens as Sanofi Pulls Its Drug Over Cancer Fears

    The French drug maker Sanofi said it was recalling the over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the US and Canada, a month after the Food and Drug Administration first alerted the public that versions of the drug contained low levels of a cancer-causing contaminant.

    Several manufacturers of generic versions of Zantac, called ranitidine, had already recalled their products, and major chains like Walgreens, CVS and Walmart had pulled the products from their shelves. Some countries, including Canada, have also requested a halt in distribution of all ranitidine products.

    In a statement, Sanofi said it was investigating the issue. “Sanofi is committed to transparency and will continue to communicate results with health authorities from the ongoing testing, and work with them to ...

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