Study links some proton pump inhibitors to pneumonia

05/26/2009 |

Researchers examined the records of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and found that 4.9% of patients who received acid reflux drugs developed pneumonia, compared with 2% of those who did not take the drugs. AstraZeneca, maker of heartburn drug Nexium, said the findings do not clearly demonstrate that proton pump inhibitors caused excess pneumonia.

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