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The Purple Pill Goes OTC

November 20, 2014

By Josh Willoughby, Pharm.D. Student Heartburn is a common health problem that affects 25% of Americans on average each year. It has been reported that in the United States alone, approximately $14 billion is spent annually.[1] Heartburn normally presents itself with a burning sensation in the chest or upper abdomen... View Article

Proactive Use of Probiotics

October 28, 2014

by Sarah Winey, PharmD candidate According to the World Health Organization (WHO), two leading causes of death in young children, under the age of 5, are respiratory infections and diarrhea.1 Both respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and severe diarrhea are often caused by a bacterial infection, so an effective prevention therapy... View Article

Protein Pump Inhibitors and Heart Disease Link

December 10, 2013

By Yevgeniy Solokha, PharmD Student Cedarville University Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly used to prevent the symptoms and complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).1 They work by reducing acid secretion in the stomach by inhibiting the gastric proton pump.2 With several products available over-the-counter (OTC), patients have also been... View Article