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It is one of the most prescribed drugs in our nation it could more than doubled your chance of dying.
That stunner in -- just released study on the antibiotic best known as a zee pac.
The researchers are from Vanderbilt University they say -- through Macs can increase your chances of a rare but deadly heart condition.
The highest risk in folks -- already had heart problems people usually -- -- -- for five days to treat things like sinus infections and sometime pneumonia.
There's a very good chance you've taken it in fact it was the eighth most prescribed medicine in the United States last year.
More than 56 million prescriptions.
That's roughly one -- -- for every five Americans.
Trace Gallagher with more -- -- study indicates so how how did it work first of all.
But should they followed 54000.
Medicaid patients for fourteen years they've broken down into two groups those who had taken zip through -- in those who had not taken -- anti.
Condit even the playing field they made sure that the heart disease rates in both groups.
We're very comparable now what they were saying is after fourteen years this study.
Found those who took -- of Max had more than twice the death rate of those who did not.
The worst the heart disease the higher the risk here's Dr.
That's the headline should be that assists -- -- mice and -- be linked with.
An increase of heart disease in patients that are at high risk for heart disease that should be the headline.
And that should not Alter the way that doctors and patience.
When needed prescribe a super Max.
It should also be noted that Medicaid patients tend to have lower incomes and higher disability so it's unclear if this study would be the exact same.
In the general population -- -- any statement from the drug company Trace.
Well the biggest drug company that makes it -- Max is spies are right they are the ones that -- -- -- -- and they issued a statement saying and I'm quoting here we are thoroughly reviewing this observational study within the overall context.
Of the data the we have collected for more than two decades.
On zip through -- benefits and risks including data from randomized controlled clinical trials it should be noted that in bags -- -- Max is very effective.
At fighting pneumonia as well as bronchitis and even showing good results for long term long disease so what doctors now have to -- is whether the benefits outweigh the risks we should note that also.
Two billion dollars in xetra Max sales last year alone -- -- Trace Gallagher live -- -- thanks.
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