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Over the counter painkiller dangers

FDA is ordering manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and fever reducers to revise their labeling to include warnings about potential safety risks, such as internal bleeding and liver damage. Products covered by the FDA action include acetaminophen, and a class of drugs known as the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). These include aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, […]


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NSAID heart attack and stroke risk

I don’t know if anyone was ever under any doubt that Vioxx was not just a painkiller but a killer, but if it makes you feel any better, yet another study by Dr. Robert Bresalier, a professor of medicine at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, has found that arthritis patients who took the […]