CVS halts sale of Zantac products

CVS Pharmacy has suspended the sale of Zantac and other ranitidine products at its drugstores after the FDA flagged a possible human carcinogen in the popular heartburn drugs.

In a Sept. 28 statement, CVS said it made the decision "out of an abundance of caution."

The decision to freeze sales of the drug comes as the FDA is evaluating whether small amounts of the carcinogen, N-nitrosodimethylamine, pose a risk to patients.

To date, no recall has been issued on Sanofi's brand-name drug Zantac.

Customers who bought Zantac at CVS can return it for a refund.

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