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2012-05-21 23:00:54

In April 2012, MHRA published an article revealing that there is recent epidemiological evidence of an increased risk of fracture with long-term use of PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors), including Nexium. Nexium, manufactured by AstraZeneca, is a medication that people take to prevent on-going heartburn. According to court documents, on April 19th, 2011, an Ohio woman, Ginny Begin, filed a lawsuit Texas Southern District Court (case no. 4:2011cv01489) against AstraZeneca, alleging that she...

2012-03-05 08:00:00

On February 8th, 2012 the U.S. FDA issued a warning on drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — including Prilosec - that might increase the risk of a type of chronic diarrhea and lead to severe intestinal problems and, in rare cases, death. Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescribed to treat acid reflux, stomach ulcers and other conditions. Moreover, in May 2010, the FDA announced that the safety labeling for proton pump inhibitors would be updated to include information...

2012-01-25 04:50:21

Asthma and gastroesophageal reflux (GER) are both common illnesses in children. GER in children often occurs without the typical symptoms of heartburn, and physicians frequently prescribe the acid reflux drug lansoprazole to supplement the standard inhaled steroid treatment for children with uncontrolled asthma regardless of GER symptoms. However, a randomized clinic trial conducted by the American Lung Association's Asthma Clinical Group found that the addition of lansoprazole does not...

2012-01-25 04:44:15

Children without symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux whose asthma was being poorly controlled with anti-inflammatory treatment did not have an improvement in symptoms or lung function with the added treatment of the proton pump inhibitor lansoprazole, compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. Use of lansoprazole was associated with increased adverse events. "Asthma and gastroesophageal reflux (GER) disease are both common disorders in...

2012-01-18 19:57:56

Oseltamivir. Esomeprazole. Trastuzumab. Where do drugs get those odd-sounding generic names? The answers are in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, which explains the logic behind the tongue-twisters. C&EN Associate Editor Carmen Drahl explains that until 1961 there was no standard for assigning drugs generic names, which are different from brand names like...


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