American Heart Association

Heart risks of popular pain relievers still unclear

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — A study doctors had hoped would provide some clear answers about which of the most common pain relievers was safest for people with or at high risk for cardiovascular disease has instead left experts puzzled about how to interpret the results.

The conclusion […]

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Q&A

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

What are NSAIDs?

The acronym stands for Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Millions of Americans take them as over-the-counter drugs or in prescription form to relieve pain or to reduce fever or inflammation. They are used for everything from headaches and back pain to arthritis and osteoporosis. […]

August 19th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , |5 Comments

New labels coming for many over-the-counter pain relievers

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Consumers soon will see new labels strengthening the warnings about the risk of heart attack and stroke on medicine commonly used for headaches, backaches, arthritis and even multi-symptom cold remedies.

The Federal Drug Administration issued an advisory this summer requiring all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory prescription drugsĀ to revise […]

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