Nexium, Prilosec Do Not Increase Heart Risks: FDA

Law360, New York (December 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's review of safety data for Prilosec and Nexium has found no evidence that long-term use of the heartburn drugs increase the risk of heart problems.

The FDA announced on Monday that it completed a review of known safety data for the drugs and recommended “that health care providers continue to prescribe, and patients continue to use, these products as described in the labeling.”

The FDA began a review of possible cardiac failure related to the drugs after manufacturer AstraZeneca sent...
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