1. Plaintiffs Seek MDL for Zantac/Ranitidine Lawsuits

    Plaintiffs Seek MDL for Zantac/Ranitidine Lawsuits

    A group of plaintiffs recently filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all federally filed Zantac lawsuits into one court for pre-trial proceedings.

    The plaintiffs assert that all the pending actions involve common factual questions—namely, that plaintiffs purchased Zantac (ranitidine) and were exposed to the carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

    Zantac has been sold in the U.S. for more than 30 years, the plaintiffs state, and “every one of the millions of the drug’s consumers have been exposed to dangerous levels of NDMA and many thousands of those consumers have contracted cancer as a result.”

    Online supplement company Valisure filed a Citizen’s Petition on September 9, 2019, urging the Food ...

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