Non-guideline-recommended prescribing of proton pump inhibitors: implications for the future and reducing over usage

Brian Godman, Joseph Fadare

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Drs Godman and Fadare review the paper by Mares-Garcia and colleagues in Spain regarding the extent of non-guideline recommended prescribing (NGRP) of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in ambulatory care. NGRP of PPIs is an increasing public health concern given the implications of overuse of PPIs on infection rates, osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease as well as increasing polypharmacy rates. Costs are less of an issue especially where there are low prices for generic PPIs; the main focus is on improving the quality of PPI prescribing. Encouragingly, Mares-Garcia and colleagues identified key factors associated with NGRP, providing direction to others.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2085-2087
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Medical Research and Opinion
Issue number11
Early online date20 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2017


  • guidelines
  • public health
  • PPIs
  • prescribing

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