Share of Cost PPIs are Often Overprescribed

Saturday, Feb. 3rd 2018 6:06 AM

PPIs work by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. They are widely prescribed for the treatment of heartburn, or acid reflux, a condition in which stomach acid is forced back up into the food pipe, or esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the lower chest. If the condition persists, it could be a sign of a more serious problem called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

In discussing their findings, Prof. Al-Aly and colleagues write that PPIs are “often overprescribed, rarely deprescribed,” and that their use is often “extended for long-term duration without appropriate medical indication.”

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