Investors flee drug giants as Zantac cancer trial looms

A trial is scheduled for Aug. 22 in state court in Madison County, Illinois — a venue where juries have handed down large verdicts in the past. Two residents of that state are suing more than a dozen defendants, including GSK, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Sanofi and the drugstore chain Walgreens, alleging that their esophageal and kidney cancers were caused by Zantac that was tainted with NDMA, an impurity and likely carcinogenic substance.

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