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Heartburn Medication

Concerns About Acid-Blockers Are Being Raised

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

When used to treat GERD, PPIs are indicated for a treatment course of eight weeks. Many individuals, however, stay on these acid-reducing medications indefinitely. In addition to common side effects such as nausea and diarrhea, such prolonged use raises the risk of a myriad of other potential problems.

Wyeth Sues Teva Over Heartburn Drug

AP | DAMIAN J. TROISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A patent dispute over the heartburn drug Protonix escalated Monday when Wyeth said it will sue to recover lost profits from sales of Teva Pharmaceutic...