Great to hear from you again. We worry about
our 'Family Members' when they stray but you found your way back. We do understand your disgust with having life revolve around health. Isn't there more to life than doctors and pills? There sure as heck is! And we're going to find it girlfriend!
As far as the Prilosec... I haven't looked up a thing but after what I've read of Diane Sawyer and know about
the news media, I wouldn't waste my time worrying about
this. Ask your doc who prescribes it what he thinks. You hire him to take care of you...not some mogul TV company who has money in sight. Sorry, my bad attitude about
the media in this country just crept out...lol
But I will go see what it's all about
OK, as usual it's not as bad as originally thought. It's a numbers game, not any direct link from double blind studies or any other such research. Here's a summary and the link to the FDA site.
To date, randomized clinical trials of proton pump inhibitors have not found an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. These studies are generally six months in duration and there is limited information on effects of higher than recommended doses.
The decision to revise the Warnings and Precautions section of the prescript
ion labeling as well as the OTC Drug Facts label for proton pump inhibitors is based on FDA's review of the findings from seven published epidemiological studies.1-7 These studies used claims data from computerized administrative databases to evaluate the risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine in patients treated with proton pump inhibitors compared to individuals who were not using proton pump inhibitors "www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm213206.htm
So relax, have another cup of coffee and some wonderful dark chocolate to go with it.
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