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Monday, July 17, 2017

Heartburn drugs tied to greater mortality

Widely used heartburn drugs are associated with increased risk of death, and the longer a person uses the drugs, the greater the risk, new research suggests.

Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, have been tied to a wide range of side effects including fractures, dementia, heart disease, pneumonia and kidney disease, the study's senior author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis told Reuters Health in a telephone interview.

"We took it a bit further and asked is this class associated with a higher risk of death, and the answer is yes," he said.

. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/07/05/heartburn-drugs-tied-to-greater-mortality.html

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