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.
There has recently been a voluntary recall of the following over the counter medications:
|Company||Product Name/Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)||DIN||Strength||Lot||Date added|
|Apotex Inc.||Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Equate and Selection||02296160||150 mg||All lots||September 25, 2019|
|Apotex Inc.||Apo-Ranitidine Oral Solution||02280833||15 mg/mL||All lots||September 25, 2019|
|Apotex Inc.||Apo-Ranitidine Tablet 150mg||00733059||150 mg||All lots||September 25, 2019|
|Apotex Inc.||Apo-Ranitidine Tablet 300mg||00733067||300 mg||All lots||September 25, 2019|
|Pro Doc Limitée||Ranitidine – 150||00740748||150 mg||All lots||September 25, 2019|
|Pro Doc Limitée||Ranitidine – 300||00740756||300 mg||All lots||September 25, 2019|
|Sandoz Canada||Sandoz Ranitidine||02243229||150 mg||All lots||September 17, 2019|
|Sandoz Canada||Sandoz Ranitidine||02243230||300 mg||All lots||September 17, 2019|
|Sanis Health Inc.||Ranitidine||02353016||150 mg||All lots||September 25, 2019|
|Sanis Health Inc.||Ranitidine||02353024||300 mg||All lots||September 25, 2019|
|Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC||Ranitidine||02385953||150 mg||NP4179
|September 25, 2019|
|Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC||Ranitidine||02385961||300 mg||NP4177
|September 25, 2019|
The Health Canada recall can be found here.
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