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VA/DoD GERD guideline (correction)

Executive Summary

Veteran's Affairs/Department of Defense draft guideline states both proton pump inhibitors and H2-antagonists can be used for initial treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. "The Pink Sheet" (1April 21, p. 15) incorrectly suggested that the guidelines consider the two drug classes to be equally effective. Both Johnson & Johnson/Eisai's Aciphex (rabeprazole) and TAP's Prevacid (lansoprazole) are included on the Basic Core Formulary...

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