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How Safe Are Heartburn Medications?

This news may give you some heartburn. A study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that a commonly used type of heartburn medication (proton pump inhibitors or PPIs) may be associated with chronic kidney disease. This is the latest burp in a class of medications that was considered safe enough to transition from being a prescription medication to an over-the-counter one (starting with Prilosec in 2003).
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2016/01/12/how-safe-are-heartburn-medications-and-are-they-overused/#2715e4857a0b6256c6782d83

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