Virginia woman claims taking Zantac daily for years gave her CANCER in her esophagus – joining dozens of lawsuits over carcinogenic chemicals in the heartburn drug

A Virginia woman has filed a lawsuit against the makers of heartburn medication Zantac, claiming the drug caused her esophageal cancer.

In the┬ácomplaint, filed in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, Deborah Haskins, of Ridgeway, alleges that Zantac’s active ingredient, ranitidine, formed unsafe levels of a known human carcinogen in her body.

Haskins asserts that ranitidine’s chemical structure is ‘inherently unstable’ and can break down during digestion and produce the cancer-causing agent NDMA.

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