The Antacid Epidemic

Every year, millions of Americans are prescribed strong antacids to treat common conditions such as heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis,indigestion among many others. Generic Prilosec, an antacid drug, was actually the sixth most-prescribed drug in the United States in 2010, with over 53 million prescriptions written that year alone. (and that does not include…

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