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Study: Heartburn drugs cause bone fractures

May 27, 2010

Heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec may cause bone fractures when used for more than a year.

The FDA says studies show increased risk of hip, wrist and spine fractures in patients using drugs that block stomach acid. The drugs are known as proton pump inhibitors.

The FDA says all drugs in the class will carry new warning labels about the potential risk.

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