Tag: pain killers


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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Aug

18

2011

Common Pain Killers Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm

Yet another research study has uncovered potentially fatal side effects of commonly used painkillers. Many pills used to treat inflammation (including non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDS] as well as new generation anti-inflammatory drugs, known as selective COX-2 inhibitors) were linked to an increased risk of irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation or flutter), concluded a study published on bmj.com July 5, 2011. These drugs had already...

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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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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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Aug

16

2010

Painkiller use linked to asthma risk in teenagers

By SHARON KIRKEY, Postmedia News August 13, 2010 Teenagers who take acetaminophen -one of world’s most popular painkillers -even once a month may be at double the risk for asthma, new research suggests. Even yearly use of acetaminophen may increase asthma risk by 50 per cent compared to teens who never use the drug, according to the investigators. The finding is based on a study...

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Apr

01

2010

Acetaminophen: the Killer Painkiller

March 30, 2010 The active ingredient in the painkillers Tylenol, Anacin and Panadol was the focus of a recent analysis of 19 studies of 425,000 children and adults treated with acetaminophen in the past year. Children given acetaminophen were 60 percent more likely to suffer from asthma, while adults who had taken the drug were 75 percent more likely to experience asthma. According to a...

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Jan

29

2010

Pain Relievers: an American Drug Problem

by Darryl Roundy, DC Why is it that we as a society have become chemically dependent and out of touch with our own health? For many people, the first sign of an ache or pain results in the immediate consumption of drugs to alleviate the symptoms. If your car was low on oil, would any of you put your finger over the red warning light?...

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Feb

04

2008

Which Pain-Killer is right for me?

An article which appeared in the Los Angles Times titled, “Analgesics may kill more than pain,” reinforces the chiropractic principle that drugs are not the desired method to relieve pain or to obtain and maintain health. ”Analgesics” are a category of drugs which include most over the counter pain medications such as: Ibuprofen®, Advil®, Nuprin®, Motrin®, Tylenol® and Anacin®. Quoted in the article is Dr....

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