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Heartburn drugs tied to increased risk of early death, study says – CNN.com

(CNN)At prescription strength, proton-pump inhibitors are associated with a potential 25% increased risk of early death from any cause, suggests new research published Monday in the British Medical Journal Open. This study did not examine over-the-counter proton-pump inhibitors or particular brands of prescription-strength drugs. The drugs, known as PPIs, suppress excess acid in the stomach. Generally, prescription … Continue reading Heartburn drugs tied to increased risk of early death, study says – CNN.com