CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006
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(New York: Michelle Miller) The increased risk of hip fractures from heartburn drugs, including Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, examined; details given of how acid reflux medications may block the absorption of calcium. [University of Pennsylvania Dr. Yu-Xiao YANG- cites study results for people over age 50; notes the increased risk of dying after a hip fracture.] [University of Virginia Medical Center Dr. David PEURA- says he will counsel patients to continue taking these medicines.]
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