If you're one of the millions who rely on medications known as proton pump inhibitors for relief from heartburn, you may be at higher risk of illness from a stomach bug, new research suggests. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) include medications such as Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix and Prilosec. The study from France found that people who took these acid-relieving medications were about 80% more likely to get a bout of stomach flu. The findings were published Nov. 27 in JAMA Network Open.
Resistance from Canada and U.S. pharmaceutical companies could put a crimp in President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to import cheaper drugs from the nation’s neighbour to the north. In a series of tweets Nov. 22, Trump promised a White House and Health and Human Service plan “soon,” and the Food and Drug Administration is set to release the proposal in January, The Hill reported.