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Heartburn Drugs Linked to Heart Attacks

The widely used drugs known as proton pump inhibitors, or P.P.I.'s - gastric reflux preventives like Prilosec and Prevacid - may increase the risk for heart attack, according to analysis of data involving almost three million people.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Sometimes big data analysis can bite the drug companies in the butt.  They are looking for unexpected drug benefits, yet they are more likely to show unexpected drug toxicity.

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