Drug Company FAILS to Respond to Heartburn Drug Risk

Type the word “Zantac” into any search engine, and the first thing likely to come up is “Zantac lawsuit.”

And the reason WHY people are suing the drug’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is a twisted tale that’ll turn your stomach…

The drug company allegedly took a page straight out of big tobacco’s playbook. And as a result, it could have put hundreds of thousands of folks in harm’s way.

Experts say taking Zantac (a stomach acid blocker) is associated with increased cancer risk. That alone is a shock for anyone who has taken the drug.

GSK has downplayed the risk. The drug company has tried to claim there’s no “consistent and reliable evidence” that Zantac causes cancer. But the next part of the story is where things REALLY go off the rails.

According to reporting in Bloomberg Businessweek, GSK KNEW about the association between Zantac and increased cancer risk for 40 years!

Independent researchers AND its own scientists warned GSK that the drug contained a cancer-linked impurity called N-nitroso dimethylamine.

That impurity increased as the drug sat on the shelf. And any exposure to heat produces even MORE of the probable human carcinogen.

The scientists reportedly brought the storage problem up to GSK’s leaders more than once. But the company declined to change its storage or distribution procedures.

Instead, they kept quiet about the link, continued to sell their cash-cow drug, and raked in billions in sales. Now GSK is facing thousands of lawsuits.

The truth is, all those smiling, happy people in drug ads hide a dark reality. Because, at the end of the day, the number one goal of drug companies is to make as much money as possible.

And perhaps the WORST part of this disturbing story is that it was unnecessary. Acid-blocking drugs, or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are on my “never take” list for a reason.

(Well, several reasons, in fact.)

PPIs stop stomach acid production, which is ESSENTIAL to your body… especially as you age. Without enough stomach acid, you can’t effectively digest your food or absorb critical nutrients such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins.

Acid blockers can also harm your microbiome and increase the risk of heart disease, pneumonia, irritable bowel disease, and fractures.

For most folks, the overgrowth of bad bacteria in the gut is responsible for their heartburn. And a steady diet of too many simple sugars feeds these harmful bugs.

So, the easiest (and safest) way to rid yourself of heartburn is to cut back on simple sugars and take a good probiotic.

P.S. Want MORE tips on how to cool heartburn without drugs? CLICK HERE!

Source:

“Zantac’s Maker Kept Quiet About Cancer Risks for 40 Years” Bloomberg.com

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

View More Free Articles

The Strange Smile Link to Healthy Aging

I often write about oral health. And there’s a good reason for that. No, it’s not that I’m obsessed with everyone having a perfectly shiny set of pearly whites. I focus on oral care for an entirely DIFFERENT reason. It’s because what goes on in your mouth has a surprisingly large impact on your overall...

Read This

The SHOCKING Truth About HIDDEN Antibiotics

I bet you do your best to AVOID unnecessary antibiotics. After all, the overuse of these lifesaving drugs has led to antibiotic resistance. And the result is the emergence of superbugs that can cause dangerous (and even DEADLY) infections that resist all conventional medicines. But what if I told you that you were being force-fed...

Read This

The “No Workout” Method for Getting Fit

You’re not alone if you feel overwhelmed by the thought of adding exercise to your already-packed agenda. In fact, many folks get exhausted just thinking about working out. But if this is you, know that getting fit doesn’t HAVE to feel that way. You can get the benefit of workouts WITHOUT the worry. Here’s how…...

Read This

Common Nutrient Is Colon Cancer’s Kryptonite!?

Experts estimate that in 2024 alone, 611,720 Americans will die from colon cancer. That’s around 1680 souls lost a day. And your risk rises with age. That makes now… BEFORE you or a loved one gets sideswiped with an unexpected diagnosis… the time to think about this deadly disease. After all, one thing no one...

Read This

Mailbag: Knee Pain Solution STOPS the “OUCH!”

“My joints, especially my knees, have been hurting more. What can I do? It’s keeping me from moving a lot.” – Barbara Hi Barbara, It may seem counterintuitive, but carefully chosen exercise could be precisely “what the doctor ordered” to soothe chronic knee pain. Studies show the right activities can EASE the ache, allowing you...

Read This

Ulcer Solution Harnesses the Healing Power of Citrus

No one expects to develop a foot ulcer. That goes without saying. But if you have diabetes, the odds that you will are higher than you might expect. In fact, 60 percent of diabetics will develop neuropathy in their feet, eventually leading to one. However, poor glycemic control isn’t the only trigger for foot ulcers....

Read This

Move More to Hurt Less? Here’s The TRUTH

It’s only natural to avoid moving when you’re in pain. We’ve all been there, gritting our teeth and doing our best to remain still. After all, the last thing you want to do is make the pain WORSE. But this is one time when following your instincts could be a BIG mistake. It could take...

Read This

“Nature Pill” Sends Mental and Physical Health SOARING

A stroll through the park or doing some gardening are enjoyable pastimes for many of us. Unfortunately, they’re ones we often don’t get to do nearly enough. But new research reveals why you should MAKE TIME for these nature-based hobbies. Because, it turns out, as you age your HEALTH could depend on it. Here’s why…...

Read This

“Cold Nose” Method Protects Your Aging Brain

Keeping your mind sharp as you age is a priority. If you’ve been following my suggestions, you may already be taking steps to protect your brain. And that’s fantastic! Things like taking certain supplements, walking regularly, prioritizing quality sleep, doing challenging crossword puzzles, and playing brain-stimulating games can INDEED support brain health and help head...

Read This

Clobber Cold Symptoms and Feel Better FAST

Before leaving on a trip recently my daughter was feeling a bit under the weather. She was worried she might be getting sick and asked how to recover more quickly from a cold. I explained that there’s still no cure for the common cold. But, certain foods and self-care practices CAN ease symptoms and shorten...

Read This