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 complaint, 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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