RPS talks to BBC 1 about medicines for heartburn

Dr Claire Thompson explains proton pump inhibitors

RPS Deputy Chief Scientist Dr Claire Thompson appeared on BBC1’s Health: Truth or Scare this morning for an item investigating medicines for heartburn and what risks patients face when taking proton pump inhibitors long term.

Claire was filmed in a laboratory demonstrating how the stomach produces acid, why that can cause indigestion and how magnesium hydroxide can help some cases of heartburn.

Watch Claire in the lab: