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Arizona woman claims PPI drugs caused bone fractures

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An Arizona woman claims her taking various Proton Pump Inhibitor drugs for heartburn symptoms led to multiple bone fractures.

According to a report at AboutLawsuits.com, Rebecca Smith-Lee took the PPI drugs Nexium, Protonix, Prevacid, Prilosec and Aciphex over the course of three years and names each of their makers in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

After more than two years of taking the drugs, Smith-Lee suffered multiple fractures in her right foot. After corrective surgery to repair those fractures, she suffered fractures in her left foot a month later.

In her product liability complaint, Smith-Lee becomes the latest to contend the makers of these drugs – “Astrazeneca, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Novartis, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, as well as McKesson Corporation, which distributes the drugs in Arizona and California,” according to the report – have failed to notify the public for years about the risk of bone fractures associated with the drugs, despite having evidence to the contrary.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued two updates on the use of PPI drugs since 2010, each time warning about the risk of bone fractures associated with taking the drugs. In March, the FDA declared taking PPI drugs for long periods of time at high doses can lead to an increased risk of bone fractures.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Arizona woman claims PPI drugs caused bone fractures was posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 5:02 am at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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