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Anticoagulant Reversal Drugs Stop Patient's Internal Hemorrhage
Pharmacology to the tune of anticoagulant reversal Your EMS flight crew is dispatched by rotor to a remote hospital in the Great Basin Desert for a patient with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The patient was brought in by her grandson. She was vomiting blood as well as suffering from bloody diarrhea. On arrival, you find an 80-year-old female sitting up in a hospital bed, although she's extremely weak. She has a Glasgow coma scale (GCS) of 15 and states she's been throwing up blood all day. She appears pale but is in no obvious distress. Her vital signs are a heart rate of 100 with regular pulse; blood pressure 60/35 mmHg...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brant Jaouen, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk
Conclusion PPIs are commonly used medicines for acid reflux. This may seem like alarming news for the many people in the UK who take them, but it's important to remember that the overall risk of stomach cancer is still very low. This study has several limitations that mean we should be cautious about the results: This type of study can't prove PPIs caused the increased risk of cancer. The increased risk could be down to other factors. Researchers were unable to adjust their figures to take account of some relevant confounding factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, as these weren't routinely recorded. Almost all the pati...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Pantoprazole (Protonix) Powder for Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pantoprazole (Protonix) Powder for Injection (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 21, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

Protonix I.V. (Pantoprazole Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

This Popular Kind Of Heartburn Medicine Can Increase Stroke Risk
This study further questions the cardiovascular safety of these drugs,” Sehested said. Although the study found an association between PPIs and stroke risk, it does not prove cause and effect. More studies are needed, and doctors should consider if and for how long patients should take these drugs, the researchers said. [7 Bizarre Drug Side Effects] PPIs are not the only medicines available to treat heartburn. The researchers noted that another type of heartburn medication, called a histamine H2 antagonist, was found to have no association with stroke risk in the study. Histamine H2 antagonists include famotidine (Pe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to interpret urine drug tests for marijuana: a review
Linda Parton/shutterstock.com 4 out of 5 stars Interpretation of Workplace Tests for Cannabinoids. Kulig K. J Med Toxicol 2016 Sep 29 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract The interpretation of workplace urine drug tests for marijuana often becomes a point of contention in workman’s compensation cases or proceedings moving towards firing an employee. In may experience, the court or arbitrator not infrequently gets the science of these tests wrong. Such misinterpretation can be devastating for the employee who is at risk of losing his or her job and benefits. This concise review of the subject by Ken Kulig gets the science r...
Source: The Poison Review - November 19, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical marijuana occupational medicine THC THC acid THC-COOH THCa urine drug screen workman's compensation 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

Aurobindo Pharma, Cadila recall drugs from US market
Pantoprazole Sodium delayed-release tablets are used for treatment of erosive inflammation of the esophagus due to acid reflux. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Florida to get $9.3M in multi-state settlement with Wyeth
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office announced a multi-state settlement against Wyeth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., resolving allegations that it knowingly underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program for the sales of Protonix Oral and Protonix IV. As part of the settlement, Wyeth agrees to pay $784.6 million to multiple state governments and the United States. More than $371 million of this amount will go to the Medicaid Program. As part of the settlement,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 4, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

$45 million! North Carolina's share from Medicaid settlement with Pfizer
North Carolina will receive $45 million as part of a much larger national settlement with Pfizer. The settlement, in which Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) will pay more than $780 million nationally, resolves allegations that Wyeth, now a subsidiary of Pfizer, “knowingly misreported sale prices and underpaid drug rebates” to Medicaid programs for the acid reflux and heartburn medication Protonix. “Cheating Medicaid wastes tax dollars and harms health care for patients in need,” Attorney General Roy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Pfizer finalizes $785M settlement to resolve allegations of underpaying Medicaid rebates
Wyeth, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Pfizer, finalized a $784.6 million settlement with the federal government and individual states to resolve allegations of underpaying rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. New York-based Pfizer first announced the terms of the agreement in February. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office said between 2001 and 2006 Wyeth knowingly underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program for the sales of Protonix Oral and Protonix… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Blumenthal Source Type: news

​Hawaii to recover $400K in Protonix drug settlement
Pfizer, Inc. subsidiary Wyeth will pay $784.6 million across the nation for underpaying rebates owed under the Medicaid drug rebate program. Attorney General Doug Chin said Wednesday the State of Hawaii agreed to settle allegations against Wyeth, resolving allegations that Wyeth knowingly underpaid rebates owed under Medicaid for Protonix Oral and Protonix IV sales between 2001 and 2006. The drugs are taken for ulcers. Under the settlement, Wyeth agreed to pay $784.6 million to the federal and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

Pfizer finalizes $785M settlement to resolve allegations of underpaying Medicaid rebates
Wyeth, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Pfizer, finalized a $784.6 million settlement with the federal government and individual states to resolve allegations of underpaying rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. New York-based Pfizer first announced The terms of the agreement in February. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office said between 2001 and 2006 Wyeth knowingly underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program for the sales of Protonix Oral and Protonix… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Blumenthal Source Type: news

Pfizer finalizes $785M settlement to resolve allegations of underpaying Medicaid rebates
Wyeth, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Pfizer, finalized a $784.6 million settlement with the federal government and individual states to resolve allegations of underpaying rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. New York-based Pfizer first announced The terms of the agreement in February. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office said between 2001 and 2006 Wyeth knowingly underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program for the sales of Protonix Oral and Protonix… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Blumenthal Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma gets final USFDA nod for gastro reflux drug
Aurobindo Pharma has received final approval from the USFDA to manufacture and market pantoprazole sodium for injections, used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, in the American market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Pfizer to Pay $785 Million to Settle Medicaid Claims
Pfizer reached an agreement in principle to pay $784.6 million to settle a long-running U.S. government investigation of allegations its Wyeth unit overcharged Medicaid for the heartburn drug Protonix. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Pfizer's subsidiary Wyeth to pay $784.6m to settle Medicaid rebates issues
Pfizer subsidiary Wyeth has agreed to pay $784.6m to settle allegations related to the calculation of Medicaid rebates for its gastric drug Protonix (pantoprazole sodium) between 2001 and 2006. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 17, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Protonix (pantoprazole) can cause a false positive urine screening test for THC
3.5 out of 5 stars 13-Year-Old Girl With Recurrent, Episodic, Persistent Vomiting: Out of the Pot and Into the Fire. Felton D et al. Pediatrics 2015 Mar 2 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract The package insert for Protonix (pantoprazole) states: There have been reports of false positive urine screen tests for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in patients receiving protein pump inhibitors. The source of these reports have not been clear, and no cases have previously been reported in the literature. This paper describes a 13-year-old girl who presented to hospital with an episode of recurrent cyclic vomiting syndrome, who was ...
Source: The Poison Review - March 6, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical cannabis false-positive marijuana pantoprazole protonix THC urine drug screen Source Type: news

Tips for Seniors on the Safe Use of Acid Reflux Medications
As a person gets older, they may be faced with more health conditions that they will need to treat on a regular basis. This includes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you are a senior citizen and on various medications, you no doubt know the importance of taking medication safely. Sometimes the difficulty arises when the number of medications, and medical conditions they treat, increases. That's a lot to keep organized at times. These tips on safe use of medications can go a long way in helping you with this part of your health care. Related Information: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Choo...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Acid Reflux Medications Wisely
If you decide to take medication for any medical condition, you should know how to take that medication wisely. Up to half of all those who take medications do not take them as directed. This could be the result of not reading the labels on the prescriptions bottles or on the bottles of the over the counter meds, missing doses, using medication after it's expiration date, etc. In order to make sure you lower your risk of having problems with the medications you take, you can follow the tips in this article on using medications wisely. Related Resources: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Chooz H2 B...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Acid Reflux Medications Wisely
If you decide to take medication for any medical condition, you should know how to take that medication wisely. Up to half of all those who take medications do not take them as directed. This could be the result of not reading the labels on the prescriptions bottles or on the bottles of the over the counter meds, missing doses, using medication after it's expiration date, etc. In order to make sure you lower your risk of having problems with the medications you take, you can follow the tips in this article on using medications wisely. Related Resources: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Chooz H2 B...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - November 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-Time Procedure Could Prevent Acid Reflux
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Acid Reflux antacids esophagus LYNX Paula Ebben stomach Source Type: news

Sun Pharma to pay Rs 2,517 cr to settle patent suit
During the June quarter, Sun Pharma settled the ongoing litigation pending in the US District Court, District of New Jersey regarding its subsidiary's generic pantoprazole. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 11, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tips for Seniors on the Safe Use of Acid Reflux Medications
As a person gets older, they may be faced with more health conditions that they will need to treat on a regular basis. This includes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you are a senior citizen and on various medications, you no doubt know the importance of taking medication safely. Sometimes the difficulty arises when the number of medications, and medical conditions they treat, increases. That's a lot to keep organized at times. These tips on safe use of medications can go a long way in helping you with this part of your health care. Related Information: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Choo...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Acid Reflux Medications Wisely
If you decide to take medication for any medical condition, you should know how to take that medication wisely. Up to half of all those who take medications do not take them as directed. This could be the result of not reading the labels on the prescriptions bottles or on the bottles of the over the counter meds, missing doses, using medication after it's expiration date, etc. In order to make sure you lower your risk of having problems with the medications you take, you can follow the tips in this article on using medications wisely. Related Resources: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Chooz H2 B...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer Wins Patent Settlement
Pfizer and Takeda have reached a $2.15 billion settlement with Teva and Sun Pharmaceutical for patent-infringement damages resulting from their launches of generic Protonix in the U.S. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Pfizer settles patent lawsuit with Teva, Sun Pharma for $2.15 billion
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said it reached a $2.15 billion settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd related to patent infringement on its acid-reflux drug Protonix. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tips for Seniors on the Safe Use of Acid Reflux Medications
As a person gets older, they may be faced with more health conditions that they will need to treat on a regular basis. This includes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you are a senior citizen and on various medications, you no doubt know the importance of taking medication safely. Sometimes the difficulty arises when the number of medications, and medical conditions they treat, increases. That's a lot to keep organized at times. These tips on safe use of medications can go a long way in helping you with this part of your health care. Related Information: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Choo...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Proton Pump Inhibitors?
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications that have been used to decrease the amount of acid in the stomach and intestines. Doctors prescribe PPIs to treat people with GERD, ulcers in the stomach or intestine, or other digestive disorders where the production of stomach acid needs to be controlled. Read more about what proton pump inhibitors are and what they do. Types of PPIs: Aciphex Dexilant Nexium Prevacid Prilosec Protonix Related Resources: GERD Erosive Esophagitis Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Peptic Ulcers What Are Proton Pump Inhibitors? originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GE...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Acid Reflux Medications Wisely
If you decide to take medication for any medical condition, you should know how to take that medication wisely. Up to half of all those who take medications do not take them as directed. This could be the result of not reading the labels on the prescriptions bottles or on the bottles of the over the counter meds, missing doses, using medication after it's expiration date, etc. In order to make sure you lower your risk of having problems with the medications you take, you can follow the tips in this article on using medications wisely. Related Resources: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Chooz H2 B...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - March 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teva Faces Possible Damages From Selling Generic Protonix
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries may be on the hook for up to $2.1 billion in damages because it sold generic copies of Pfizer's heartburn reliever Protonix before the drug's U.S. patent exclusivity expired in 2011. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - February 13, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news