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Prescription Heartburn Meds Associated With Early Death

Another in a series of observational studies that raise questions about the safety of PPIs.

PPIs are a common group of drugs that help with acid reflux.  While widely available, numerous recent studies have raised questions about the safety of these medications.  In this study from the VA, the authors conclude that prolonged PPI use resulted in an alarming 25 percent  increased risk of death.

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