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APRIL 1, 2020: THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) ORDERS ALL PRESCRIPTIONS AND OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) RANTIDINE PRODUCTS BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE MARKET:  The FDA has requested that manufacturers withdraw (remove) all prescription and OTC ranitidine products from the market (brand name is Zantac®).  Patients taking prescription products should contact their prescriber for an alternative prescription.  Patients using OTC versions will need to switch to a different product if continued treatment is needed (speak with your pharmacist about available options).  

For additional information visit the FDA HERE.

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FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company’s FirstMedicare Direct plans are HMO and PPO plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in a FirstMedicare Direct plan depends on contract renewal.This is a required statement by CMS. FirstCarolinaCare has filed and been approved to offer an HMO and a PPO Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan for 2020.


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