Zantac and Generic Ranitidine

Zantac and Generic Ranitidine

Rice Harbut Elliott LLP is investigating a possible class action lawsuit on behalf of persons who ingested medication sold in B.C. and Quebec which may pose serious health risks, after Health Canada became aware of an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which has been detected in some drugs. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen, which means long-term exposure to levels above what is considered safe could increase the risk of cancer.

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Current Status:  The Zantac (Ranitidine) Class Action was dismissed by Justice Wilkinson of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Dussiaume v Sandoz Canada Inc., 2023 BCSC 795, the judgement can be found here. Ultimately, the decision was made by the Representative Plaintiff to not proceed with an appeal, for reasons that are unrelated to the merits of the Dussiaume decision or the prospects of the appeal.

A notice of abandonment of appeal was filed on November 20, 2023. As of this date, class members need to take their own steps if they wish to advance their claims for Zantac (Ranitidine) related damages. Class members should be aware that limitation periods may commence running pursuant to s. 39 of the Class Proceedings Act. Class members should consider immediately seeking legal advice and assistance on:

1. Commencing their own claims in the Provincial Superior Court where they reside;
2. Contacting counsel who are advancing individual claims Zantac (Ranitidine) Class Action – Diamond and Diamond Lawyers;
3. Contacting class counsel for two proposed class actions in Alberta or Quebec (Premier Dedicated Legal Services – Napoli Shkolnik Canada ( or Zantac (Ranitidine) Concealed Cancer Risk Canadian Class Action | Consumer Law Group Class Actions Canada (

As our case was dismissed, RHE cannot provide further assistance to Zantac (Ranitidine) claimants. We encourage you to take the steps above if you believe you have an injury caused by these Defendants.

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