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  1. Despite risks, acid suppressing meds given to 1 in 4 babies in NICUsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Previous studies have shown that the use of acid suppressing medications in hospitalized high-risk babies has been linked to infection, necrotizing enterocolitis , and increased risk of death. Despite the risks, 1 in 4 infants in the nation's neonatal intensive care units are given heartburn drugs, according to a new study published online April 27 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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  2. The Digestive System: 5 Ways You're Hurting Your BodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | News Max

    ... People who smoke have a weak esophageal sphincter, reports Cleveland Clinic, which leads to acid reflux and heartburn symptoms. Smokers are also much more likely to develop peptic ulcers, Crohn's disease, liver disease, and gallstones. 3. Eating ...

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  3. Ohio Medicaid gets $25M from Pfizer drug discount settlementRead the original story

    Thursday | NewsandSentinel.com

    The state attorney general says Ohio's Medicaid program will get nearly $25 million from drugmaker Pfizer Inc.'s payments to resolve allegations that one of its companies didn't give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private buyers of a heartburn treatment. The deal finalized Wednesday centers on Wyeth's practices related to rebates on Protonix sales between 2001 and 2006.

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  4. MI gets $17.2M from settlement in drug discount caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WOODTV.com

    Michigan is getting $17.2 million after drugmaker Pfizer Inc. agreed to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Wednesday detailed the state's portion of the settlement that totals nearly $785 million.

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  5. Michigan gets $17.2M from settlement in drug discount caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    Michigan is getting $17.2 million after drugmaker Pfizer Inc. agreed to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Wednesday detailed the state's portion of the settlement that totals nearly $785 million.

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  6. Pfizer to settle for $785MRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Nashua Telegraph

    Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $785 million to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. The tentative deal that resolves allegations filed by two whistleblowers was announced in February, but final approval was given Wednesday by the U.S. attorney's office in Boston.

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  7. Pfizer agrees to $785M settlement in drug discount caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | Valley Morning Star

    Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $785 million to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

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  8. Pfizer agrees to $785M settlement in Protonix discount caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Drug maker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $785 million to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. The tentative deal that resolves allegations filed by two whistleblowers was first announced in February, but final approval was announced Wednesday by the U.S. attorney's office in Boston.

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  9. Nearly one in four babies in NICUs receive acid suppressing medicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... these symptoms in an effort to treat infants for gastroesophageal ... (HealthDay)-The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (HealthDay)-A minimally invasive ...

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  10. An Unusual Case of a Bulging EsophagusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | Live Science

    ... it to the remaining portion of the esophagus, Hackam said. But because is brought into the chest near the heart, it is a very difficult - and very risky - operation, he said. ...

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  11. 'India makes all Mylan HIV drugs for developing world'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | The Times of India

    ... that's far from the truth. We were second to enter the US in the marketing of a generic version of AstraZeneca's heartburn drug Nexium, but we still managed to build a market share of 35-40% (the first mover typically has a huge advantage). That ...

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  12. India makes all our HIV drugs for developing world: MylanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | The Times of India

    ... that's far from the truth. We were second to enter the US in the marketing of a generic version of AstraZeneca's heartburn drug Nexium but we still managed to build a market share of 35-40% (the first mover typically has a huge advantage). That ...

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  13. Sucampo to Terminate Development of Cobiprostone for for...Read the original story

    Monday Apr 18 | BioSpace

    ... 153 NERD and sGERD patients. In the study, top-line data indicate that cobiprostone did not meaningfully improve heartburn symptoms as determined by patient reported outcomes, the primary endpoint of the study. Cobiprostone was generally ...

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  14. Study Shows Commonly Used Heartburn Drugs May Lead To Kidney DamageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 18 | News9 Oklahoma City

    Study Shows Commonly Used Heartburn Drugs May Lead To Kidney Dam - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports Long-term use of a common type of medication used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers may lead to an increased risk of kidney disease and kidney failure, new research shows. The study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, adds to prior research that suggests proton-pump inhibitors , a group of drugs which reduces gastric acid production, can lead to serious kidney damage.

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  15. Common heartburn drugs may put you at increased kidney riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 17 | India.com

    Washington D.C, Apr 17: According to a recent study, drugs commonly prescribed to combat heartburn may increase a person's risk of serious kidney damage. Proton pump inhibitors suppress production of acid in the stomach and are used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and gastric ulcers.

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  16. Heartburn drugs linked to kidney damage: Study finds risk in common PPI drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 16 | Examiner.com

    CNN reports a new study says taking proton pump inhibitors might dramatically increase risk of kidney failure and kidney disease. Doctors prescribe PPIs to help people who suffer from regular heartburn, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid... Heartburn drugs taken by millions daily are linked to kidney damage and renal failure "at an alarming rate," a new report warns this week.

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  17. Heartburn drugs 'may increase the risk of serious kidney damage'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 15 | Daily Mail

    Drugs commonly prescribed to combat heartburn could increase a person's risk of serious kidney damage, new research has shown. Scientists have advised patients only to use the drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors , when absolutely necessary, and not for long periods of time.

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  18. Study: Heartburn drugs may lead to thisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 15 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... told CBS News. "One would have to assume if you were the average healthy person taking a proton pump inhibitor for heartburn the odds would be even lower than the low odds in this study." Still, he said, the study provides further evidence that ...

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  19. Summer is approaching and many of us are planning a summer holiday in some of the cool destinations.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 13 | Times of Oman

    ... feet. Add that to the trouble the digestive system already has processing saturated fats, and you will get a heartburn or an upset stomach. Researches have also found that eating saturated fat can constrict blood flow, which could increase your risk ...

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  20. Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 15 | News Max

    People who use certain drugs for chronic heartburn may be at increased risk of developing kidney disease, a new study suggests. The research is the latest to highlight potential risks from drugs called proton pump inhibitors .

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