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Painkillers and Heart Attacks — Expert Reaction

Tessa Evans posted in on May 10th, 2017.

A new study published today in The BMJ found that taking NSAID painkillers (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to treat pain and inflammation could heighten the risk of heart attack. Collectively, the study analysed data from 446,763 people from Canada, Finland and the United Kingdom, and found that taking any dose of NSAIDs for a week, a month, or over a month was […]

Painkiller research confirms heart risk – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 31st, 2013.

New research confirms and clarifies the link between high doses of commonly prescribed painkillers and adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attacks. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NASIDs) —  such as diclofenac and ibuprofen — have been the cornerstone in managing pain in people with inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, and are some of the most commonly […]

Anti-inflammatory drugs and cardiovascular risk

John Kerr posted in on September 28th, 2011.

A review of research has clarified the heart and stroke risks associated with taking anti-inflammatory drugs. Australian and Canadian researchers have analyzed the risk of heart attack and stroke from commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Nurofen and Voltaren, by reviewing a number of studies. Of the drugs investigated, naproxen and low-dose ibuprofen (Nurofen) […]

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