NSAIDs news, articles and information:

Intestinal bleeding caused by pain medication is killing thousands of Americans

10/26/2016 - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs, are readily available at gas stations, convenience stores and pharmacies nationwide. They're sold over the counter, and you can buy them at pretty much any age. Our casual relationship with NSAIDs suggests that they are harmless drugs, but...

Painkillers commonly prescribed for arthritis are more dangerous than previously believed, especially for heart patients

3/28/2016 - Common painkillers are more dangerous than previously believed, especially for people with heart problems, cautions a new study. NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are frequently used to treat pain, fever, inflammation, headaches and arthritis. NSAIDs are not antibiotics, meaning that...

Ibuprofen, aspirin and OTC painkillers can cause deadly heart attacks and strokes, FDA admits

9/2/2015 - In July, the FDA announced changes to the labels of nearly every medication in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, warning that those drugs could cause fatal strokes and heart attacks even in young people with no known cardiovascular risk factors. Heart attacks could be triggered...

Legal, over-the-counter pain relievers cause fatal strokes and heart attacks

8/18/2015 - The FDA has announced that it will require new labels on both prescription and over-the-counter painkillers in the aspirin family, warning that even brief use of these drugs increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, including among people with no heart disease risk factors. The warning applies...

NSAIDS silently wreak havoc on your small intestine

5/13/2013 - The usage of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) is as accepted today as having a cup of morning coffee. In the United States alone, more than 30 billion doses of NSAIDS, including over-the-counter options, are consumed every year. A couple of recent studies in the World Journal of Gastroenterology...

NSAIDs used for infant fevers tied to higher rates of childhood asthma, other health issues

11/22/2012 - Parents who give their young children acetaminophen (Tylenol) and various other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat fevers and other ailments could be putting them at serious risk of developing childhood asthma. A new study out of Denmark links the use of these potentially deadly...

Short and long-term risks of taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories)

11/5/2012 - Do you take ibuprofen on a regular basis for acute or chronic aches and pains? Do you know that ingesting these medications consistently over short or long periods of time can cause life-threatening injuries? Most medications only mask symptoms and never "fix" the source of pain. Chronic NSAID use creates...

Ibuprofen and Other NSAIDs Kill 2,500 a Year in the UK

4/5/2010 - As many as 2,500 people per year die in the United Kingdom each year from stomach bleeding, a well-known side effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. NSAIDs function by blocking the action of bodily chemicals known as prostaglandins, which produce inflammation...

Aspirin Sold as a Wonder Drug for All That Ails, But Falls Far Short

5/21/2008 - You've likely seen the articles currently ballyhooing the idea that aspirin, along with other NSAIDs, cuts the risk of breast cancer. It sounds so good. The UK's Independent reported that the breast cancer risk is cut by 20%. The New York Times claimed a 26% lower risk. But, is it true? The answer is...

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use associated with higher gastrointestinal complications (press release)

11/6/2006 - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) provide a broad range of benefits for patients who require their use, but health care providers need to carefully consider the associated risks before prescribing these drugs for their patients, according to a multi-disciplinary panel of experts convened...

Studies provide new evidence on risks associated with Cox-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs (press release)

10/30/2006 - Two new review studies evaluating the safety of the pain-relieving medications selective cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitors and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) find increased cardiovascular and kidney risks. The studies and an accompanying editorial were posted online today by JAMA because...

NSAIDs Pose Death Risk for Heart-Attack Patients (press release)

8/18/2006 - People who have survived a first heart attack have a higher risk of dying or having a second heart attack if they are taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including the newer class called cox-2 inhibitors. The research detailing these findings appears in the June 20 issue of the...

Aspirin and painkiller drugs cause widespread stomach ulcers

11/19/2003 3:28:37 PM - A reported 40,000 people die each year from the use of over-the-counter painkillers like aspirin. This statistic goes largely unreported, of course, since it's not something the pharmaceutical industry wants people to know about. Think about it: each year, almost as many Americans die from OTC painkillers...

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