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PPI heartburn drugs can slightly boost hip fracture risk

Peter Griffin posted in on February 10th, 2012.

Older women who regularly take a heartburn drug known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) may have a slightly higher risk of a hip fracture than those who don’t, new research shows. PPI  drugs such as omeprazole (Losec) and lansoprazole (Solox and Lanzol) are often taken by people to reduce the amount of acid their […]

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