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CVS suspends sale of Zantac in response to FDA alert, giving refunds to customers

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FILE – This Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, file photo shows a CVS drugstore and pharmacy location in Philadelphia. CVS is now selling a rival generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the emergency allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost […]

(Nexstar Media Group) — CVS Pharmacy announced Saturday that it has suspended the sale of all Zantac brand and other heartburn medications with ranitidine.

The announcement comes in response to an alert from the FDA saying that certain heartburn medications could contain a possible human carcinogen, causing cancer.

These products have not been recalled and the FDA is not recommending patients to stop taking these products.

But, they say customers can return the products to a CVS for a refund.

CVS adds they’ll continue to sell other heartburn medications, like Pepcid and Tagamet.

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