Ranitidine recall affects Australia

Move is part of global recalls following contamination concerns, says Novartis AG’s Sandoz division

A manufacturer of generic ranitidine is recalling multiple batches of film-coated tablets in Australia, after some tablets were found to be contaminated by a probable carcinogen.

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The move by Novartis AG’s Sandoz division comes in the wake of a US and European investigation into the presence of the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine in ranitidine.

"We are recalling 62 batches of film-coated tablets at pharmacy level in Australia," said a spokesperson for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd.