Heartburn medications and antacids are used by millions of Americans each day, yet Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Zantac and generic Zantac have all been found to put patients at risk for developing cancer. Heartburn medicine cancer is now the subject of multiple FDA investigations and numerous drugs have been pulled from the market in antacid recalls due to the risk for esophageal, bladder, and stomach cancer.
Among the most widely-used medications around the globe, Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Zantac and generic Zantac have yielded billions in revenue for multinational pharmaceuticals including Astra-Zeneca, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi, Sandoz, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Our attorneys seek to hold pharmaceutical giants to task for the harm done to countless Americans who have developed deadly forms of cancer from acid reflux medication they believed to be safe.
Among the most widely-used medications around the world, heartburn drugs that have been found to cause stomach cancer fall in two classes: PPIs (protein pump inhibitors) and H2 (histamine2) blockers. Both types of drugs relieve symptoms of acid reflux, heartburn and problems caused by excess stomach acid by blocking the body’s production.
Long trusted as safe for everyday use, it has come as a shock to American consumers that heartburn medications cause cancer. The most current research indicates that the longer and more frequently a person uses Zantac, Prilosec, Prevacid, or Nexium, the greater their risk for developing cancer. Countless Americans have taken these medications daily for years, meaning they are at risk for developing stomach, bladder, or esophageal cancer at no fault of their own.
Zantac, an acid reflux drug in the H2 blocker class, has been found to contain a carcinogenic substance known as NDMA. Widely believed to be safe for the past thirty years, we now know that taking Zantac has resulted in countless cases of stomach and bladder cancer. As a result, Sanofi has issued a Zantac recall and numerous drug companies (Apotex, Sandoz, GlaxoSmith Kline, Perrigo Company, Novitium Pharma, Lannett Company, and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories) as well as major retailers (Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Target and Kroger) have followed by issuing generic Zantac recalls or simply removing the dangerous products from their shelves.
Heartburn drugs known as PPIs, including Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, have been found to cause gastrointestinal tumors, including stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer. As a byproduct of blocking stomach acid production, PPI acid reflux drugs yield an abundance of the hormone gastrin, which has been found to stimulate the growth of cancerous gastrointestinal tumors. Researchers at the University of Hong Kong found that taking Prilosec long-term more than doubles a patient’s risk of developing stomach cancer.
Individuals and the family members of persons who have been diagnosed with stomach cancer, bladder cancer, or another form of gastrointestinal cancer after taking Zantac, Nexium, Prevacid, or Prilosec may be entitled to real compensation through a heartburn medication cancer lawsuit. Our attorneys provide free acid reflux drug case reviews, and will be happy to speak with you in order to answer your questions and help you to understand your legal options. All heartburn drug lawsuit services are provided on a contingency basis, meaning there are no legal fees unless we win compensation on your behalf.
It is the opinion of our expert heartburn drug cancer attorneys that filing a claim is the only means to effectively hold drug companies accountable and achieve needed compensation for the pain, suffering, and loss resulting from heartburn medicine cancer. Prioritizing the bottom line over public safety, drug makers have benefited at the expense of the health and safety of American consumers. Negligent and unscrupulous pharmaceutical companies can and should be held accountable for their actions, and injured consumers have a right to seek justice. Filing an acid reflux drug lawsuit for cancer enables consumers to hold billion-dollar pharmaceuticals accountable for the safety of their products.
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