Group Calls For Petition For Cancer Warning Labels On Popular Antacids


IS INVOLVED. SEVEN OF THE MARINES KILLED WERE FROM AN ELITE SQUAD BASED OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA. THE FDA IS CONSIDERING A PETITION CALLING FOR CANCER WARNING LABELS ON POPULAR OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTACIDS THAT TREAT HEARTBURN. THROAT CANCER IS SKY ROCKETS AND MANY DOCTORS ARE BLAMING THE MEDICATIONS. HEALTH REPORTERS STEPHANIE STALL EXPLAINS THE CONNECTION. THIS IS MY BABY. JOE MORE LIKES MAKING OLD THINGS NEW — BUT THE SOUTH JERSEY RETIRED ENGINEER ALMOST DIDN’T GET TO SEE HIS CAMARO FULLY RESTORED. WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ESOPHAGEAL CANCER IT WAS ADVANCED. HARD BURN HAD BEEN CONTROLLED WITH ANTACIDS HE TOOK 30 YEAR IT STARTED WHEN I WAS 16. 15 MILLION AMERICANS EXPERIENCE HEARTBURN EVERY DAY, CAUSED BY STOMACH ACID BACKING UP INTO THE ESOPHAGUS, USUAL THE NOT SERIOUS EXCEPT WHEN THERE’S A CANCER CONNECTION IT’S A BIG PROBLEM AND ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE. DR. ANTHONY DON’T KNOW THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HEARTBURN AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER. THIS IS ALL TUMOR. Reporter: BECAUSE ANTACIDS USUALLY WORK SO WELL, THEY CAN MASK THE MAIN SYMPTOM TAKING THESE THINGS AND FEELING BETTER DOES NOT DECREASE YOUR RISK WE FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY AND WE DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO OTHER FAMILIES. Reporter: MONDAY TEA DIED AFTER YEARS OF TAKING ANTI-ACIDS FOR HEARTBURN I DON’T HAVE THE WORDS TO TELL YOU WHAT THAT WAS LIKELY MY HUSBAND WAS AN AMAZING FATHER AND HUSBAND. Reporter: MINDY STARTED THE NETWORK TO RAISE AWARENESS. WARNING PEOPLE ABOUT THE RISK WE BELIEVE THAT THE WARNINGS LABELS ON THOSE MEDICATIONS NEED TO SAY SOMETHING MORE THAN HEARTBURN COULD LEAD TO A SERIOUS CONDITION. THE LABELING HAS TO CLEAR THAT ACID REFLUX, HEARTBURN IS A RISK FACTOR FOR ESOPHAGEAL CANCER. Reporter: A STATEMENT FROM CONSUMER HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS DRUG MAKER SAYS, IN PART EVIDENCE FROM DECADES OF REAL WORLD USE CURRENT MEDICAL LITERATURE AND PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES ASSURES PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS THAT THEY CAN HAVE THE UTMOST CONFIDENCE IN THE LABELS. FOR JOE WHO SAYS HE’S LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AND ABLE TO EAT. HE THINKS THERE SHOULD BE BETTER WEREN’TINGS IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN BACK THEN, I WOULD HAVE GOT SCOPED AND THIS WOULD HAVE NEVER OCCURRED. IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE. Reporter: PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHRONIC HEARTBURN ARE ADVISED TO GET A ONE BE TIME ENDOSCOPIC

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