Many patients are concerned about the safety of proton pump inhibitor therapy. Often there are news stories discussing potential risks of these drugs when statistical analysis is done on insurance data. Here is a report of a recent study suggesting that these medications are safe. This report concludes that, “…proton pump inhibitors are not associated with any long-term harm other than possible enteric infections for up to a median of 3 years. Moreover, the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks for these medications when clinically indicated.” (source: Haymarket Media, Inc.)
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