Too Many Babies Receive Acid Reflux Meds, Says Pediatrician

Babies will be babies, said Dr. Eric Hassall, staff pediatric gastroenterologist at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in San Francisco. They cry and spit up. Hassall strongly reiterates that point in a commentary he published in the Journal of Pediatrics in which he expresses worry over the drastic rise in the number of parents giving acid reflux medication to their infants in an attempt to keep them from spitting up. Hassall found that the use of proton pump inhibitors, a group of drugs...Full Story
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