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Antacids Can Increase Risk of COVID by 300%

Up to 7.8% of the U.S. adult population takes proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), medications that are prescribed for acid-related disorders like heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and chronic indigestion.1 For years, the aggressively advertised medications have been a lucrative Big Pharma venture, but they’re also controversial because they are linked to many health risks.
 
PPIs have been overprescribed, wrongly prescribed and over-advertised. For example, 46% to 63% of patients seen in ambulatory care settings who were taking PPIs had no gastrointestinal (GI) complaint or "documented indication for anti-secretory therapy," according to an article in Clinical Correlations, the NYU Langone Online Journal of Medicine.  Read more...
 

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