I think the media is blowing this out of proportion.
Yes, the study showed an increase fracture risk with long-term or high-dose use of PPIs, but the increase in risk was *small*, and that's getting overlooked in all the hysteria.
The C diff risk increase, while much greater, applies to hospitalized patients, so that is of much more concern - but for a limited number of people.
As with any med, there are potential side effects, and it's a cost/benefit decision to be made between the patient and doctor.
They say C diff is becoming much more widespread now, partly due to hospital workers wearing their work clothes/scrubs when they go out to lunch, go to the grocery store after work, etc. What they use to wipe down eating areas in eating joints isn't enough to kill C diff. Here's a link to one article about
Also, you can get C diff any time you take antibiotics. See http://www.cdiffsupport.com/about
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