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Acid Reflux Medication Linked to Pneumonia Risk

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Acid Reflux Medication Linked to Pneumonia Risk

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Acid Reflux Medication Linked to Pneumonia Risk

Acid Reflux Medication Linked to Pneumonia Risk

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Acid-suppressing drugs have been popular in treating gastrointestinal problems, but little has been known about side effects. However, a new study finds that people who take these medications have a significantly increased risk of getting pneumonia. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.