Heartburn drugs linked to premature death
Conclusion This larger set of observational data finds that PPI drugs are associated with an increase in the risk of early death compared with either H2 blockers or no acid suppression drugs. This was the case for participants both with and without gastrointestinal problems. It also appears as though the longer the PPIs drugs are taken, the greater the risk of death. Considering that these drugs are widely used in the UK, these findings may cause concern. But the research has a number of important limitations: The study was conducted in a population of mostly white, older US male veterans, which might limit the abilit...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication 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

Zegerid (Omeprazole, Sodium Bicarbonate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Torax Medical touts preliminary results from Linx GERD study
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon‘s Torax Medical business today released results from the Caliber trial of its Linx system for treating gastro-esophageal reflux disease, touting quality of life improvements and reduction in reflux levels. The Linx system is an implant composed of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores that augments the esophageal sphincter’s barrier function to prevent reflux in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease, the company said. Data from the trial was presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2017 meeting in Chicago. The randomized, controlled, 150-patient C...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Torax Medical Inc. 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

Prilosec (Omeprazole) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

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

The 10 most popular stories from 2016 - as picked by you
10: Ibuprofen-like painkillers linked to an increased risk of heart failure  "Ibuprofen could raise the risk of heart failure by up to 83%," the Daily Mirror warned in September. But this was a misleading headline as the "83%" figure was related to an obscure type of painkiller called ketorolac and not ibuprofen, which should be a safe option for any festive headaches. Find out more... 9: Exercise is 'most effective' method of preventing lower back pain "Exercise is the best medicine to banish back pain and stop people taking sick days," the Daily Mirror reported at the beginning of th...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news