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2009-06-02 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two studies from AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) show that symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients treated with NEXIUM(R) (esomeprazole magnesium) 20 mg daily experienced greater relief from nighttime heartburn and GERD-related sleep disturbances compared with patients taking placebo over four weeks(1). NEXIUM 20 mg is indicated for the treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with GERD. NEXIUM, in a class of drugs...

2009-05-14 15:30:00

CINCINNATI, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the FDA's approval of Prevacid OTC(R) 24HR, The Procter & Gamble Company issued the following statement: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh//NY17325 ) "Prilosec OTC(R) is the #1 doctor and pharmacist recommended over-the-counter heartburn remedy in the U.S.," said Tim Brown - General Manager, P&G Personal Health Care North America. "Procter & Gamble built the OTC PPI market and since 2003, millions of consumers have...

2009-05-14 06:00:00

- This approval will provide greater convenience and broader access to an effective treatment option to the 50 million Americans(1) suffering from frequent heartburn - Once-daily, prescription-strength Prevacid(R) 24HR is the first OTC proton pump inhibitor approved for the treatment of frequent heartburn in the US since 2003 - Prescription-strength Prevacid 24HR treats frequent heartburn for a full 24 hours BASEL, Switzerland, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that...

2009-05-06 12:30:00

LAS VEGAS, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the Clopidogrel Medco Outcomes Study presented today during SCAI's Annual Scientific Sessions found the anti-clotting benefits of clopidogrel (Plavix) may be reduced when taken concurrently with commonly used heartburn medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). In the study, patients taking clopidogrel and a PPI experienced a: 50% increase in the combined risk of hospitalization for heart attack, stroke, unstable angina, or repeat...

2009-04-09 18:07:23

Heartburn among asthma sufferers led some doctors to prescribe heartburn medication, but heartburn drugs do not help control asthma, U.S. researchers said. The study, conducted by the American Lung Association's Asthma Clinical Research Centers at 20 U.S. sites, the study demonstrated that participants who took esomeprazole, or Nexium, had as many asthma episodes as participants who were given an inactive pill, or placebo. This study goes against the idea that mild or silent acid reflux...

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2009-04-09 07:15:00

The surprising results of a recent study indicate that the decades long medical practice of prescribing heartburn medications to patients with asthma is ineffective. The new study found that the popular heartburn drug Nexium, also known as the purple pill, did not reduce asthma symptoms in patients who were not also suffering from heartburn.  An estimated 2.5 to 5 million suffer from a combination of asthma and gastroesophageal reflux, commonly referred to as heartburn. For at least the...

2009-04-08 16:00:00

--Practice Changing Study Calls on Doctors to Stop Prescribing Potent Heartburn Medications to Asthma Patients Without Frequent Symptoms of Gastric Reflux-- WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly 20 years, it was believed that severe asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness were triggered in part by acid reflux. A new study conducted by the American Lung Association's Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) finds the longstanding practice of...

2009-04-08 09:54:00

One tablet goes to work in seconds to relieve heartburn all day or all night PITTSBURGH, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month. For those sufferers whose occasional heartburn gets in the way of life, TUMS(R), the best selling antacid in America, is introducing a new, long-lasting treatment. TUMS Dual Action, just like all TUMS, goes to work in seconds but also lasts for hours -- all day or all night -- offering heartburn...

2009-04-03 12:48:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Torax Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on the minimally invasive treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has commenced a pivotal clinical trial of its LINX(TM) Reflux Management System. The trial, which is being conducted at 15 leading academic and private medical centers in the U.S. and Europe, will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the LINX System in patients suffering from GERD despite medical therapy. GERD is...

2009-03-17 09:00:00

New incisionless, non-invasive procedure treats patients with chronic reflux disease SEATTLE, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwest Hospital & Medical Center today announced that two surgeons from its medical staff completed the first EsophyX procedure in Washington State on Monday, March 16. EsophyX is a non-invasive, incisionless procedure used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. The two surgeons, Peter Billing, MD, of Puget Sound Surgical Center and Nicole...


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The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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