January 27th, 2012

Podcast 143: PPIs and asthma control — it doesn’t work in kids, either

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Controlling asthma by the use of proton pump inhibitors apparently doesn’t work any better in children than it does in adults. Yet the practice is widely used.

A study in JAMA and an accompanying fiery editorial seem to put the notion to rest. Listen in.

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One Response to “Podcast 143: PPIs and asthma control — it doesn’t work in kids, either”

  1. Over-prescribing and over-utilization of medications without scientific evidence/justification is rampant. The prescribing of PPIs chronically represents perhaps the most egregious misuse of a class of drugs. Shame on us!

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