posted ago by undine53 ago by undine53 +175 / -0

They were a staple on cable news for years.

They're gone now because last year the FDA pulled the drug from the market due to cancer risks.

Lookup how many FDA approved drugs were later pulled from the market due to side effects that had been previously unknown.

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Bama50 18 points ago +18 / -0

I think there is more to the zantac/ranitadine ban than we know. Maybe it detoxifies your pineal gland or cures stupid. I know it did wonders for my stomach. There is a lot of other products out that supposedly cause cancer that are not banned. Such as this Marlboro im enjoying right now.

SuckaFree 8 points ago +8 / -0

Ranitidine helps the ACE-2 receptor to reject SARS-CoV-2.

Rubieroo 4 points ago +4 / -0

Tagamet and Benadryl combined have been found to shrink tumors in dogs and Tagamet apparently started out as an anti-cancer drug (IIRC prostate cancer).

Similar category to Zantac, but Tagamet is cimetidine.

Light1SingleCandle 2 points ago +2 / -0

Zantac is Ranitidine, which is a histamine-2 blocker. Pepcid, which is Famotidine, is also a histamine-2 blocker and is part of the FLCCC protocol for COVID-19. Cimetidine is also a histamine-2 blocker.

DCGRITS 12 points ago +12 / -0

You buy FDA approval. Kinda like how you buy Senator, Congressmen and Presidential positions. It’s all monetary.

proforma1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Great statement, too bad it is probably true for American politics.

FreedomFan1975 8 points ago +8 / -0

Vioxx was one of them, that was about 20 years ago. Just because the FDA approves something, doesn't make it safe.

27745 5 points ago +5 / -0

Chantix may cause cancer too I heard recently

LordKekingtonEsquire 5 points ago +5 / -0

I believe they say it in their commercials. The ones with the turkey who is quitting smoking. One of the side effects is that it may increase the risk of certain cancers.

VaccinesCauseSIDS 5 points ago +6 / -1

Im old enough to remember when you didn’t need a new drug to get you off of an old drug. The idea that you need chantix to quit smoking is a cruel joke, but its an easy trick to play on someone who is stupid enough to smoke in the first place

CountryBoyWillSurive 3 points ago +3 / -0

Some of the other side effects are insane, and can persist even after you stop taking it

Sometimes I think smoking is healthier than taking Chantix.

LordKekingtonEsquire 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sometimes I wonder just how much these researchers, scientists and doctors believe they are actually, genuinely able to promote human wellness when at the same time their drugs cause more harm than good, despite showing some efficacy in treating the problems they advertise

VaccinesCauseSIDS 3 points ago +3 / -0

Inb4: FDA drugs being pulled off the market is just more proof that the FDA oversight is working as intended!

Nightcereus 3 points ago +3 / -0

This stuff worked. Stopped my heartburn totally. Changed my life. Famotidine works well too. Definetly fights the rona. Frontline-docs talked about it last year.

R3tro 3 points ago +3 / -0

Still got a box of 30 zantac 75 in my medicine cabinet. Dgaf that its expired… keeping just in case

BiteTheWaxTadpole 2 points ago +2 / -0

Years ago I read about some medical studies — there’s no real way to determine how a drug’s efficacy decreases over time. The conclusion they came to was that expiration dates were largely guesses. That year old “expired” Zantac or Advil or whatever you have in your cabinet, they’re probably just fine.

proforma1 2 points ago +2 / -0

I was and still am hearing a lot of commercials about how frequently blood clots happen and how common they are--makes me think the commercials are being played for a reason (only on radio so far).

Smeg 2 points ago +2 / -0

Probably pulled because the patent ran out and their new crap wasn't selling.