Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. - February 2021

DO YOU TAKE ZANTAC? YOU MAY BE AT RISK! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

and we are here to help. If you have Zantac and Ranitidine products in your home, stop using them immediately! Don’t, however, discard the boxes or bottles as they may be needed to show proof of use. Those who took Zantac or generic Ranitidine for at least one year may be at higher risk for developing the following cancers:

Zantac, a popular over-the-counter, generic and prescription medication used to treat heartburn, was recalled by its manufacturer, Sanofi, in October 2019. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had found trace amounts of an impurity in the medication linked to the development of several forms of cancer. The medication, also known as Ranitidine, was tested and the results showed the presence of a chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Unfortunately, the chemical found its way into the manufacturing process of several varieties of Zantac, as well as generic versions of Ranitidine. The FDA labels NDMA an “environmental contaminant” and “probably [a] human carcinogen.” Since the FDA’s discovery, manufacturers, distributors and retailers have recalled and pulled all Zantac and Ranitidine products off the shelves. In response, Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. is currently accepting Zantac and Ranitidine cancer cases. People need representation,

• Kidney • Liver • Lung • Pancreatic • Prostate

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If you or a loved one have taken Zantac/ Ranitidine and developed cancer, or your loved one passed away after using it, call us. We guide our clients throughout the entire process and keep them apprised of any case developments.

Mind you that there are no attorney’s fees or costs unless there is a settlement or court award. You have nothing to lose for us to investigate the case; we’ll even pay to obtain your medical records!

FROM BOOKS TO … PRESCRIPTION DRUGS? Amazon Launches Amazon Pharmacy

Both the Whole Foods purchase and the failed Haven Healthcare venture foreshadowed the arrival of Amazon Pharmacy. The latter showed how serious Bezos is about diving into the highly regulated realm of health care and insurance. The former revealed the growing importance of Prime membership in an increasingly Amazon‑owned world. According to Business Insider, Prime members have access to “discounts of up to 80% on generic drugs and 40% on brand-name medications when

For years, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been vocal about his plan to disrupt the American health care system. In 2018, Bezos and his millionaire pals Warren Buffett (CEO of Berkshire Hathaway) and Jamie Dimon (CEO of JPMorgan Chase) formed a company called Haven Healthcare to “stem the rise of employer health care spending,” according to Bloomberg Businessweek. That venture fell apart, but Bezos never took his eyes off the prize. That same year, Amazon bought a drug-delivery startup. In 2019, it started selling its own brand of over-the-counter medication. Then, in November of 2019, Amazon opened Amazon Pharmacy to sell prescription drugs online. The new program offers Prime members two-day delivery and massive discounts on generic and name-brand drugs. Given Amazon’s history, this was no surprise. Since starting in 1994 as a marketplace exclusively for books, Amazon has worked toward becoming a one-stop shop for everything, especially all things health and fitness. Health-conscious people have bought workout equipment, supplements, snacks, fitness books, and more on the website for years. Then, in 2017, Amazon bought the organic grocery store Whole Foods and offered shopping discounts to Prime members, further cornering the market of health-conscious consumers.

paying without insurance” through Amazon Pharmacy. Doctors can also send prescriptions directly to Amazon. If you have insurance, you can simply type your insurance and payment information directly into the website and have medication delivered to your door. To check out Amazon Pharmacy, head to Amazon.com and click on the menu in the top left corner of the home page. Then scroll down to “Programs and Features.” All of that said, Amazon isn’t the only — or even best — option for purchasing prescription drugs online. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s BeSafeRx program offers tips and a comprehensive list of online pharmacies nationwide. Visit FDA.gov today to learn more.

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