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Fox Business reports that "Walmart will suspend the sale of Zantac and all forms of heartburn medication containing the drug ranitidine after the Food and Drug Administration warned of potential cancer risks.

"The world’s largest employer joins other companies including Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS Health in halting the sale of products containing ranitidine," which has been found in some cases to have low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that NDMA is a “known environmental contaminant” that can cause cancer. However, NDMA also is found in "in water and foods like meats, dairy products and vegetables," and FDA has not called "for people to stop taking the medication."
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