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US panel asks for sea change in peptic ulcer therapy

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:494
  1. F B Charatan

    Peptic ulcers should be treated by a combination of acid reducing drugs and antimicrobial therapy, said a 14 member consensus panel convened by the National Institutes of Health in the United States last week. The panel confirmed a strong causal link between infection with Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers and gastritis. No evidence was found for a link between H pylori infection and “non-ulcer dyspepsia.”

    * Everyone will have health care but how much will it cost?

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    The panel concluded …

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