AMSURG Partner Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano Discusses Heartburn Medications Becoming Available Over-the-Counter

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AMSURG partner Giancarlo Mercogliano, M.D,Main Line Endoscopy Center, was interviewed by theDelaware County Daily Times, a local newspaper in the Philadelphia area, discussing how more heartburn medications, such as Nexium, are becoming available over-the-counter without a prescription.   “[Proton pump inhibitors] are used to treat and prevent acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the symptoms that cause the uncomfortable sensations of heartburn,” Dr. Mercogliano said. “[They] are not intended to be taken for long periods of time without medical evaluation.”     Full Story