Class Claims Heartburn Drug Prilosec|Increases Risk of Food Poisoning

     TULSA (CN) – A federal class action claims that Procter & Gamble’s and AstraZeneca’s over-the-counter drug Prilosec increases the risk of food-borne illnesses. The class claims the drug, “Omeprazole magnesium delayed-release tablets,” neutralizes stomach acid that protects people from harmful bacteria.

     The putative class is represented by William Federman of Oklahoma City.

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