A new study of elderly Germans assessed the possible link between acid-blocking drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and new-onset dementia. A 44 percent increased risk of dementia was found among those on PPIs long-term, but no cause-and-effect link can be established based upon this study.
Disturbing reports about commonly used drugs mean...what? Screening tests over-used, dietary recommendations revamped. In summary: Science Marches On. That s what science is all about, as new data lead to new conclusions for those able to adjust.
Two large data-mining studies show an association between the most common type of medication for heartburn and ulcers PPIs (e.g., Nexium, Prilosec) and heart attacks. This type of analysis cannot support cause-and-effect, but the data encourage prospective trials.