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Health Canada asks ranitidine H2 blocker firms to halt sales until it gathers more information on NDMA contamination, which may form due to the drug’s instability. At least one marketer, Sandoz, also is recalling its ranitidine products in both Canada and US.
After its tests showed ranitidine forms a nitrosamine impurity that is a probable carcinogen, Valisure asks FDA to suspend sales of antacid products containing the API. In citizen petition firm, online pharmacy also advises FDA to publish regulations requiring independent chemical testing, verification of drugs.
"Technical" label violations, "full-spectrum" claims could spur class actions in CBD supplement space, says attorney Justin Prochnow. At Natural Products Expo East, he says numerous entrants have no experience and labels are likely targets as no standards are recognized for product and ingredient descriptions.
Perrigo’s "national brand better" approach includes adding "better" value to generic equivalents that branded aren't offering, says President and CEO Murray Kessler. Prevacid 24 HR acquisition puts Perrigo at top of 15-mg lansoprazole PPI brand sales as well as in the generics market.
Neutrogena Bright Boost line launches with technology borrowed from J&J's recently acquired NeoStrata high-end skin care line, worldwide consumer health chief Thibaut Mongon says. J&J also launches Children’s Tylenol Dissolve Packs.