Millions Taking a Proton Pump Inhibitor Needlessly, Critics Say

[Lawyers and Settlements, November 27, 2010] The proton pump inhibitor, or PPI, is a medication that is used to treat acid reflux or heartburn. There is continuing concern that PPIs are being over-prescribed and in so doing, putting patients in harms way of needless side effects.

Marcus Thygeson, MD, president of the Center for Healthcare Innovation at Allina Hospitals & Clinics; and Greg Plotnikoff, MD, an internist at Abbott Northwestern's Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, discuss those concerns. Read the full story on

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