Arizona Woman Says PPI Drugs Cause Bone Deterioration, Fractures

  • Complaint

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - An Arizona woman has sued the makers of five prescription-strength antacids, alleging that her long-term use of the drugs caused her to sustain multiple bone fractures in her feet. Smith-Lee v. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, et al., No. 11-5775 (N.D. Calif.).

The Dec. 1 complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, says that consumers who ingested Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Prevacid and Aciphex for a long-term period have suffered and may continue to suffer bone deterioration and fractures. The drug maker defendants concealed and continue to conceal their knowledge of these "unreasonably dangerous …


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