Heartburn Meds Could Up Risk Of Fractures: FDA

Law360, New York (May 26, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring new warnings on AstraZeneca's Prilosec, Pfizer Inc.'s Protonix, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.'s Prevacid and other acid reflux and ulcer drugs to reflect a possible increased risk of hip, wrist and spine fractures.

Data cited by the FDA revealed that individuals who took the drugs, especially in high doses or for a period of one year or more, were at an increased risk of the bone fractures, the agency said Monday.

Most of the studies tracked people over 50,...
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