People taking proton pump inhibitors – including Prilosec – had an increased risk of hip fractures by 260 percent.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Rebecca Smith-Lee. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On February 8th, 2012 the U.S. FDA issued a warning on drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – including Prilosec - that might increase the risk of a type of chronic diarrhea and lead to severe intestinal problems and, in rare cases, death. Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescribed to treat acid reflux, stomach ulcers and other conditions.
The FDA's alert is based on reports it has received as well as 23 studies that overall found that people who took a PPI were up to 2.75 times more likely than those who didn't to develop Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD)—which can cause abdominal pain, fever and, in rare cases, death.
Moreover, in May 2010, the FDA announced that the safety labeling for proton pump inhibitors would be updated to include information on an increased risk of certain fractures associated with their use.
On December 1st, 2011 an Arizona woman, Rebecca Smith-Lee filed a product liability Prilosec Lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (case no. 3:2011cv05775) against the makers of several popular heartburn drugs, including Prilosec, alleging that use of the medications caused her to suffer multiple bone fractures. Smith-Lee indicates that she took Prilosec and other heartburn drugs from 2007 through 2010. In December 2009, she experienced multiple fractures in her right foot, which required surgery. A month later, she suffered multiple fractures in her left foot.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Prilosec severe adverse effects, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe adverse effects from Prilosec remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On December 26th, 2006, a report, based on a University of Pennsylvania study, was released showing that people taking proton pump inhibitors – including Prilosec – had an increased risk of hip fractures by 260 percent.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Prilosec Lawsuit including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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