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Lannett receives FDA OK for generic Nexium product
Lannett Co. Inc. received Food and Drug Administration approval Tuesday to market a generic version of delayed-release Nexium in 20- and 40-milligram dosages. Nexium, a prescription drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid, was developed by AstraZeneca, a London-based pharmaceutical company that has its U.S. headquarters In Wilmington. Nexium, which contains the active ingredient esomeprazo le magnesium, is a second generation version… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Perrigo Announces Final FDA Approval And Settlement For The Store Brand OTC Equivalent Of Nexium(R) 24HR Capsules
DUBLIN, Aug. 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the store brand OTC equivalent of Nexium® 24HR (... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, FDA, Litigation Perrigo, esomeprazole, Nexium (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec don't raise Alzheimer's risk: study
Widely used heartburn drugs, including Prilosec and Nexium, do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
Researchers say proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec not linked to dementia (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's
Researchers say proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec not linked to dementia Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Drug Safety, Heartburn (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 -- Widely used heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study. Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid are commonly used proton pump inhibitors. Two previous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Some heartburn drugs linked with higher risk of death
Study looked at patients who'd taken proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, including popular brands like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Heartburn meds could shorten life span
Popular heartburn medications like Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid may increase your risk of early death when taken for extended periods, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Your Heartburn Meds Shorten Your Life?
MONDAY, July 3, 2017 -- Popular heartburn medications like Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid may increase your risk of early death when taken for extended periods, a new study suggests. Further, the longer you take these drugs, known as proton pump... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prilosec (omeprazole) vs. Nexium (esomeprazole)
Title: Prilosec (omeprazole) vs. Nexium (esomeprazole)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study Suggests Heartburn Meds-Superbug Infections Link
MONDAY, March 27, 2017 -- Patients who take certain heartburn medications may be more likely to suffer recurrent bouts of a common " superbug " infection, a new study suggests. Proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Heartburn meds could lead to kidney damage, study finds
Long-term use of certain heartburn medications could lead to serious kidney damage, a new study shows. It looked at the use of "proton pump inhibitors," sold under brand names including Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. An estimated 15 million Americans use these medications regularly. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet'silent' kidney damage
The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients'use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix, among others. But a new study indicates that more than half of patients who develop chronic kidney damage while taking the drugs don't experience acute kidney problems beforehand, according to researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

AstraZeneca hit by falling sales of bestsellers
Declines in Crestor and Nexium offset emerging markets growth   (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Esomeprazole Magnesium Capsules (esomeprazole magnesium) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Heartburn Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Babies
Taking drugs like Pepcid, Tagamet, Prilosec and Nexium during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma in offspring. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Asthma Heartburn Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 -- People who take heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may be at increased risk of two potentially serious gut infections, a new study suggests. The study, of nearly 565,000 adults, found those on certain heartburn... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?
Researchers concerned about high doses of meds like Nexium and Prilosec (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular heartburn medications linked to higher risk of stroke
Proton pump inhibitors, including Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid and Nexium, are used to treat heartburn, but may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, new research shows. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?
TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 -- A popular category of heartburn medications -- including Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec and Protonix -- may increase your risk of stroke, a new study suggests. Known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), these drugs increased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nexium (Esomeprazole Magnesium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

PPI Side Effects Destroying Your Blood Vessels
It seems whenever I turn on my TV these days, there’s Larry the Cable Guy with a quick fix for heartburn. He makes it sound so simple. Just pop a pill, eat all the chili dogs you want, and no more heartburn… at least for a couple of weeks. What Is Heartburn? Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid. It has nothing to do with the heart. But a new study has found a link between proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) — heartburn drugs — and the premature aging of blood vessels. Heartburn Drugs PPI Side Effects Researchers focused on the effects of two PPIs, one of which is Nex...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Vimovo (Naproxen and Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 24, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How Popular Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries
Prior research has also raised concerns about Nexium and heart health (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn tablets 'may increase risk of dementia, heart attacks and kidney problems'
The Houston scientists carried out tests on a type of PPI called esomeprazole, sold in the US and UK under the brand name Nexium or Nexium Control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clues to How Popular Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries
Prior research has also raised concerns about Nexium and heart health Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Heartburn (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Media: A New Fix for Pharma
Trish Nettleship has spent her whole career in marketing, first with Hayes Microcomputers, then telecommunication giants BellSouth and AT&T. Now, as Global Director Multichannel Marketing for UCB, she insists that Pharma shouldn’t be wary of Social Media. Instead, Pharma should embrace it – just as she’s passionately done, throughout her career, seeking creative approaches to deliver results. 1) As an expert in social media, let's discuss the changing role of social media in pharma and building engaged communities. How has social media's importance evolved since your time in AT&T and what have bee...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Women in Pharma Source Type: news

Can a heartburn drug cause cognitive problems?
A new study has shed light on one of the long-term effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs are commonly used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and peptic ulcers. PPIs (omeprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole, pantoprazole, and others) help reduce the amount of stomach acid made by glands in the lining of the stomach. Research published online on February 15 in JAMA Neurology showed that there may be an association between chronic use of PPIs and an increased risk of dementia. Experts compared prescription PPI intake and diagnosis of dementia among approximately 74,000 adults ages 75 a...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Brain and cognitive health Digestive Disorders Drugs and Supplements Healthy Aging Memory Mental Health heartburn PPIs proton pump inhibitors Source Type: news

Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea
By Brandon R. Peters, M.D. The news was enough to give you indigestion: Some of the over-the-counter and prescription medications most widely used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are linked to the development of dementia. The research suggesting a possible association is the latest in a string of implicated drugs over the past few years, including medications taken to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and allergies. What is going on? Before emptying out the medicine cabinet, take a moment to consider the role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Scientific research can be difficulty to contextualize, especially when i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Really Bottle Energy?
You see it almost everywhere these days — energy drinks that advertise the wonder of B vitamins. And they all claim to give you the energy boost to get you through your day. Sadly, it’s a big marketing ploy. The quick energy in these drinks usually comes from their high sugar and synthetic caffeine content. It’s true that B vitamins are essential to your body’s energy metabolism. And B12 in particular is crucial for energy. When you take in high-quality B12, you unlock the energy contained in the foods you eat and turn it into glucose you can burn. But fortified junk food is no way to get your vita...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition b12 energy telomeres Source Type: news

Gastric Reflux Drugs May Be Tied To Dementia Risk
Reuters Health - Repeated use of a certain class of drugs for gastric reflux or peptic ulcers was linked with a higher risk for dementia among patients in Germany, researchers say. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), include lansoprazole (Prevacid), esomeprazole (Nexium), and omeprazole (Prilosec), all manufactured by AstraZeneca. The current study can only provide a statistical association between PPI prescriptions and occurrence of dementia in the elderly. It can’t prove that PPIs actually cause dementia, said senior author Britta Haenisch of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Link between indigestion drugs and dementia 'inconclusive'
Conclusion This study found people taking PPIs had a 44% higher risk of developing dementia in a seven-year period compared with those not taking the drugs. However, it's not accurate to say this was down to the PPIs – the study couldn't prove this, and there are many possible explanations. For a start, the groups weren't very similar. Those taking PPIs had poorer health, and were more likely to be taking a number of medicines and have conditions linked to a higher risk of dementia, such as diabetes and heart disease. After taking these factors into account in the analysis, the link between...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Neurology Older people Source Type: news

Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study
MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 -- A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. Called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), this group of drugs includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. They work by lowering... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

My Favorite Natural Heartburn Remedies
Every time I come back to Africa, I’m reminded just how natural the health care is here. I recently watched one local herbalist cure a patient of chronic heartburn with a tea made from a popular root (more about that soon). Heartburn is a common disorder of the stomach caused by the overproduction of stomach acid. In America, mainstream medicine is likely throwing Big Pharma’s “treatments” at you — like proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), which block the production of stomach acid. You might know these better as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. But these PPIs have some pretty BIG downsides you&rsquo...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 4, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures heartburn Remedies stomach acid Source Type: news

Well: Heartburn Drugs Tied to Kidney Problems
Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 15, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Kidneys Live Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Featured Source Type: news

Well: Heartburn Drugs Tied to Kidney Problems
Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Kidneys Live Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Featured Source Type: news

Indian Drugmaker Takes Second Shot With Its Generic Nexium
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories relaunched its popular generic version of the heartburn remedy Nexium in a new color after a U.S. court last month agreed with AstraZeneca’s objections to the old one. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - December 30, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

5 Ways To Stop A Nagging Cough
SPECIAL FROM Holiday shopping. Holiday parties. Airplanes. It seems like wherever you go this time of year, you’re bound to find someone coughing on you. Ick. Next thing you know, you’re coughing, too. How to stop your nagging cough? We asked the experts. “Coughing is one of the most common reasons people visit their health care provider,” says Rachel Taliercio, D.O, a pulmonologist with the Respiratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. And there are a variety of diseases that cause people to cough. How you treat that cough depends on what’s causing it in the first place. That said, there ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EndoStim officially spikes $35m IPO
EndoStim today officially spiked an initial public offering it hoped would raise $35 million for its neurostimulation device for gastroesophageal reflux disease. EndoStim, which had planned to put $10 million of the IPO’s proceeds into clinical studies and another $14 million to commercialize the system, tabled the offering in October 2014. Today the company filed a formal withdrawal request with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, citing “market conditions.” EndoStim is operating from a small headquarters in St. Louis where it employs 13 people, including CEO Bevil Hogg, who took Ste...
Source: Mass Device - December 9, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Initial Public Offering (IPO) Funding Roundup EndoStim Source Type: news

Generic Pill Blocked in U.S. Over Its Color
Dr. Reddy’s has been blocked from selling its generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium in the U.S., after AstraZeneca objected to the pill’s purple color. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

U.S. court imposes temporary sales ban on Dr Reddy's generic Nexium
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, India's second-largest drugmaker by sales, said on Tuesday it had been temporarily barred by a U.S. court from selling its generic form of blockbuster heartburn drug Nexium in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's restrained from selling generic drug Nexium in US market
Nexium is used to treat severe gastric diseases. The company said the order has been passed pending further hearing or trial. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 15, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 15, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Sun Pharma withdraws lawsuit filed by Ranbaxy against USFDA
The lawsuit challenged FDA's revocation of Ranbaxy's tentative approvals for its generic versions of Nexium and Valcyte in the US, it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 9, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's launches Nexium generic in US market
Drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) has launched the generic version of Astrazeneca's Nexium, used to treat acid reflux, in the US market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news