PPI link to osteoporotic fracture confirmed

A large Australian study has confirmed a link between PPIs and osteoporotic fracture risk, with certain drugs conferring greater risk than others.

Researchers led by Dr Geeske Peeters of the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland found 35% of elderly women on PPIs were later prescribed osteoporosis medicines, compared with 26% of women not on PPIs.

Examination of hospital records for