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Tuesday, July 31 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Proton Pump Inhibitors: The Harmless Drugs with Major Complications

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Abstract:  Proton pump inhibitors continue to be one of the most prescribed drugs in the hospital setting, largely for stress ulcer prophylaxis. While once considered harmless, there is considerable evidence that overusing medications, particularly proton pump inhibitors, can lead to significant adverse events including Clostridium difficile infection, health-care associated pneumonia and serious drug interactions. Billions of dollars are utilized each year on proton pump inhibitors in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This presentation will review appropriate use of stress ulcer prophylaxis and emphasize alternative strategies to proton pump inhibitors in the hospital.


Learning Objectives:

     1.    Describe appropriate initiation of stress ulcer prophylaxis in the hospital setting.
     2.    Explain the complications associated with overuse of antacids with a focus on proton pump inhibitors.
     3.    Review inpatient and outpatient financial concerns associated with proton pump inhibitors.


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Davey Legendre, PharmD

Davey Legendre, PharmD, earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He completed his pharmacy practice residency at West Virginia University and an infectious diseases residency at the University of Mississippi. Legendre is currently the associate... Read More →

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Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 106-107

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