Tag: NSAID


Mar

17

2013
BMJ says Death from opioid pain relievers is an epidemic in the USA

BMJ says Death from opioid pain relievers is an epidemic in the USA

The British Medical Journal reported that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had declared there was a national epidemic of prescription drug overdoses which led to 14,800 deaths in 2008. This is more than cocaine and heroin combined for the same period. If you think this an exaggeration click here to see the full government report. They highlight the following key points :...

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Feb

08

2011

Ibuprofen can triple stroke risk

Many of us commonly use painkillers to squelch the common headache or relieve back pains. However it has been found that even over the counter ibuprofen (Advil, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare) can increase stroke risk by three times and drugs such as rofecoxib (Vioxx) and lumiracoxib (Prexige) can double the risk of heart attack. NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are commonly prescribed for the inflammation of...

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Oct

04

2010

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are associated with increased neuritic plaques

ABSTRACT Objectives: Observational and experimental studies suggest that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may protect against Alzheimer disease (AD); however, clinical trials and other observational studies, including the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) study, show no protection or promotion of AD. The objective of this study is to determine the relationship between common dementia-associated pathologies and mid- to late-life NSAID exposure. Methods: We examined the association...

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Sep

09

2010

NSAID Use Associated With Future Stroke in Healthy Population

From Heartwire – Sue Hughes September 8, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) — Short-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with an increased risk of stroke in a Danish population study including only healthy individuals. Presenting the study at last week’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2010 Congress, Dr Gunnar Gislason (Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark) said the results could have “massive public-health implications.” “First...

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