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FDA warns against some use of Teva reflux drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has received reports of clogging problems when a generic acid reflux drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is administered by oral syringe or feeding tubes. Full story

Heartburn drugs offer little asthma relief: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If you have asthma, your doctor might have you on heartburn drugs to ease your wheezing. But that's not necessarily a good idea, according to a fresh look at the medical evidence. Full story

Heartburn drugs don't help babies

Acid-suppressing drugs like Prilosec and Prevacid may not be much help for infants with troublesome acid reflux, and there's too little evidence that they help older children and teenagers, a new research review concludes. Full story

Slidell woman's case headed to Supreme Court

The case of a Slidell, La., woman, who claims a generic drug caused damage to her brain leaving her disabled, will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Full story

No need for esophageal cancer screen despite heartburn

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While people with chronic acid reflux are more likely to develop throat, or esophageal, cancer, a new study suggests the risk is far too low to warrant routine screening for the cancer. Full story

Slump pushing cost of drugs out of reach

A year or so ago, when customers buttonholed the pharmacists at Almand’s Drug Store here the questions were invariably about dosing or side effects. These days, they are almost always about cost. Full story

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