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Anti-reflux and Heartburn: MEDICARE SPENDS MORE ON NEXIUM THAN ANY OTHER DRUG

 

Anti-reflux and heartburn prescriptions

Medicare spending on anti reflux and heartburn prescriptions is enormous. A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that Nexium was the single most costly drug in terms of overall cost. At first glance the numbers are mindboggling.   There were 8,192,362 prescription claims for Nexium in 2013 for Medicare.Slide30 antacidsRead More »Anti-reflux and Heartburn: MEDICARE SPENDS MORE ON NEXIUM THAN ANY OTHER DRUG

GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach.… Read More »GERD