Source of Article: http://www.sfweekly.com/2009-02-11/news/don-t-mix-raw-oysters-and-antacids/
By Robb Walsh
"It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not an R in their name to eat an oyster." — William Butler, 1599
In cooperation with the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration's Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory, Douglas
Marshall and researchers at
They found that while stomach acids were usually enough to kill much of the bacteria, some common medications changed the equation radically. When the researchers added antacids, the bacteria in the model stomach quickly grew to a level 10 times higher than without antacids. Antacid users are now considered another "at-risk" group who should avoid raw oysters at all times.