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2005-12-20 09:04:21

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Popular anti-heartburn drugs such as proton-pump inhibitors that block stomach acid production heighten the risk of an increasingly common infectious form of diarrhea, researchers said on Monday. Taking such drugs as AstraZeneca's Nexium and Losec or their generic versions tripled the risk of diarrhea blamed on the Clostridium difficile bacteria, the study concluded. Frequently prescribed anti-heartburn drugs called H2 antagonists that include GlaxoSmithKline's...

2005-12-20 03:33:02

please read in second paragraph ... AstraZeneca's Nexium and Losec ... instead of ... AstraZeneca's Nexium and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Losec. . A corrected repeat follows: CHICAGO (Reuters) - Popular anti-heartburn drugs such as proton-pump inhibitors that block stomach acid production heighten the risk of an increasingly common infectious form of diarrhea, researchers said on Monday. Taking such drugs as AstraZeneca's Nexium and Losec or their generic versions tripled the risk of...

2005-12-20 03:40:25

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Popular anti-heartburn drugs such as proton-pump inhibitors that block stomach acid production heighten the risk of an increasingly common infectious form of diarrhea, researchers said on Monday. Taking such drugs as AstraZeneca's Nexium and Losec or their generic versions tripled the risk of diarrhea blamed on the Clostridium difficile bacteria, the study concluded. Frequently prescribed anti-heartburn drugs called H2 antagonists that include GlaxoSmithKline's...

2005-12-19 21:15:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Popular anti-heartburn drugs such as proton-pump inhibitors that block stomach acid production heighten the risk of an increasingly common infectious form of diarrhea, researchers said on Monday. Taking such drugs as AstraZeneca's Nexium and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Losec and their generic versions tripled the risk of diarrhea blamed on the Clostridium difficile bacteria, the study concluded. Frequently prescribed anti-heartburn drugs called H2 antagonists that include...

2005-11-01 10:00:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday proposed a mandatory requirement for pharmaceutical companies to submit all direct-to-consumer advertising to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for review prior to its use. The Anglo-Swedish company said it made the recommendation in written testimony submitted to the FDA's public hearing on consumer-directed promotion of regulated medical products. The FDA is considering revising rules about how much risk information prescription drug...

2005-10-05 12:00:00

NEW YORK -- Heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, causing chest pain. Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, as it's called technically, has nothing to do with the heart ... or does it? Polish researchers report that people with existing coronary artery disease may also have GERD, and this can trigger constriction of the heart's blood vessels and cause ischemia -- restricted bloody supply that can damage the heart further. However, this chain of events can be...

2005-09-01 18:31:34

LONDON (Reuters) - Governments and insurers around the world are wasting money on expensive "me-too" drugs that offer no substantial benefit over existing products, Canadian researchers said on Friday. Some 80 percent of the increase in British Columbia's drugs bill from 1996 to 2003 was due to spending on newly patented versions of old medicines, and the same probably holds true in most developed countries, they wrote in the British Medical Journal. The team looked at 1,147 new...

2005-07-26 07:24:31

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health)- As a treatment for upset stomach, omeprazole, sold under the trade names Prilosec and Rapinex, provides superior relief to that achieved with ranitidine, sold as Zantac, or with cisapride, sold as Propulsid, Canadian researchers report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Omeprazole belongs to a drug group called protonpumpinhibitors, which alter the acidity of the stomach. Ranitidine also affects the acidity, but works by blocking the...

2004-11-29 09:00:18

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca announced today that a new indication for its prescription acid inhibitor NEXIUM(R) (esomeprazole magnesium) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NEXIUM is now indicated for reducing the risk of gastric (stomach) ulcers developing among patients on continuous therapy with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The FDA also issued an approvable letter for the indication of the healing of gastric...


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