Military Veterans May Have Overused Zantac

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Military personnel that have developed stomach and other types of cancer are suing the manufacturer of the drug for negligence

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - Military service is one of the most stressful occupations as a servicemember‘s life is in constant danger. Even in times of peace, a member of the military could be thrust into combat action at a moment‘s notice. It is unsurprising, therefore, that stress-related medical conditions would surface with heartburn, acid indigestion, and gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) leading the way. When you add the terrible food the military serves and the general disregard for one‘s health, more military members than any other occupation were affected by the Zantac recall in 2020. On April 01, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled all brands and generic forms of ranitidine over fears that it could cause cancer. Naturally, military veterans used Zantac anti-heartburn drugs regularly and are among those injured by the alleged negligence and fraud of Sanofi, the maker of the drug. Servicemembers and others that have been diagnosed with cancer after having taken Zantac regularly should speak with a Zantac cancer lawyer to see if they qualify to file a claim. Visit to learn more about Zantac antacid cancer lawsuit.

The Veterans Administration blog estimates that military personnel may have abused an antacid medicine at one time or another. The VA blog writes: "Studies show that as many as six in 10 PPI prescriptions lack a clear evidence-based indication. Long-term use of the drugs carries a risk of serious side effects, such as pneumonia and bone fractures. Individual VA pharmacies have been working to lower PPI use for Veterans who do not truly need them." Military veterans that have used Zantac and have developed stomach, bladder, esophagus, and other types of gastrointestinal cancer may seek lump-sum monetary compensation by filing a Zantac Cancer lawsuit by contacting a Zantac Cancer lawyer.

Consumer picked up on the trend of the large number of soldiers that have used Zantac and are now filing lawsuits. They wrote: "Veterans are more likely to suffer gastrointestinal problems such as heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, GERD and irritable bowel syndrome, and they are more likely to take gastrointestinal medications. For example, some studies show that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often have gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), acid reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to Dr. Jaimie L. Gradus of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and colleagues published in Epidemiology. "

Lawsuits that have been filed by Zantac cancer victims allege that executives at Sanofi have known for decades that ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac antacid medicine, is an inherently unstable molecule and breaks down to form N-nitrosdimethylamine (NDMA), a deadly carcinogen, under conditions similar to those of the stomach. The VA warns veterans: " (Heartburn Drugs) account for more than 11 million 30-day prescriptions each year in VA. The drugs are inexpensive on a per pill basis. However, their widespread use translates into $50 million in VA annually. Current research suggests patients could stop or reduce the use of the drugs in more than one-third of the cases.