Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of drug used to treat heartburt, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and gastric ulcers. Some PPIs commonly known are Nexium, Prilosec, Dexilant, Protonix, Aciphex and Prevacid. Recent studies have liked long-term use of PPI medication to cause severe kidney damage. Other side effects include heart attacks, bone fracture and dementia.
Recent evidence shows that certain PPI manufacturers may have been aware of these major risks but failed to disclose them to physicians and other medical providers, or the consumers.