March 17, 2013
Medical Progress
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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, [...]
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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 [...]
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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, [...]
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