U.S. FDA moves to remove all versions of heartburn drug Zantac from market
Ranitidine will not be available for use in the U.S. after the FDA pulls all remaining prescription and over-the-counter products containing the ingredient found in the heartburn medication Zantac. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA Pulls Heartburn Drug Zantac From Market
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- All versions of the heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) have been pulled from the U.S. market due to possible contamination with a probable cancer-causing chemical, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heartburn Drugs Tied to Bone Fractures in Children
Proton pump inhibitors are sometimes needed in children with reflux, but parents should be aware they may increase the risk of fractures. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Bones Bone Fractures Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: How to tell if your heartburn is a sign of cancer
CANCER symptoms are easily confused with less serious conditions so people often delay getting them checked out. Heartburn is one example of this, but there is a telltale sign that can determine whether the common digestive condition is in fact cancerous. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn pain: Including too much of this food in your diet could trigger symptoms
HEARTBURN is an extremely uncomfortable feeling which occurs if one has had too much of the wrong foods or drinks. Acid reflux, which causes heartburn, often follow overindulgence. But how can it be avoided and when could heartburn signal something more serious? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Forget Face Masks, Focus On Basics Needed For 2 Weeks
BOSTON (CBS) – As concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus mount, many people are left wondering if there’s anything they can do. And no, the answer is not to get your hands on a face mask. Face masks are useful when worn by people who are already sick to prevent the spread of germs, but not very helpful for healthy people trying to avoid getting sick. So forget the face masks and focus on the basics. Read: Answers To Your Coronavirus Questions According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, one important step is to make sure you have everything you need at home in the event you have to shelter in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?
Title: Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 26, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Could Heartburn Meds Lead to Drug-Resistant Germs?
The findings do not prove that PPIs -- which include popular brands such as Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) -- are the cause, experts said.         But they are the latest to raise safety questions about the top-selling prescription and over-the-counter medicines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Common heartburn meds may foster the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut, a new research review suggests. In an analysis of 12 past studies, researchers found that, overall, the evidence supports a link:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Not Recommending Recalls of Diabetes Drug
The FDA began testing samples of metformin for the carcinogen NDMA at the end of last year. Contamination with this substance has led to recalls of blood pressure and heartburn medications within the past 2 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survivors Share Their Heart Attack Stories
"Nearly 20 years ago, at age 50, I was walking out of the cafeteria at work with my morning coffee, when I felt a sudden onset of pain in the center of my chest. ... I assumed it was heartburn and ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What to Know and Do About Possible Nitrosamines in Your Medication
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating several potentially cancer-causing substances, called nitrosamines, recently found in some drugs, including those used to treat elevated blood pressure, heartburn, and acid reflux. Some of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canada faces shortage of heartburn drug Pepcid after Zantac recall
The common heartburn medication Pepcid is in short supply across Canada, and experts say it’s a direct result of the recent international recall of Zantac. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen
Title: Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible CarcinogenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

More popular heartburn medications recalled due to impurity
More common heartburn medications have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity that might cause cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news