February 28, 2018

New Study Links Liver Disease to Increase in PPI Use

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine released the results of a recent study that shows a link between liver disease and the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The study focused on the effects of PPI medications to certain naturally occurring bacteria found in the stomach. Resulting data indicated that…

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August 4, 2017

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Higher Risk of Death

Some heartburn drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) used by millions of Americans have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to a new study. PPIs, which include a number of popular brands including Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid and others, help acid reflux by reducing stomach acid and are available both over the…

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