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The Dark Side of Medications

By Cynthia Brown Everyone has a story about the negative side effects of taking medications, both prescribed and over-the-counter. But when it happens to you as a patient in the hospital, the last place you would think of this happening, it gives you pause. At least it did for me….

FDA warns of heart risk for many common pain relievers

The FDA is calling on drug makers of some popular painkillers to strengthen their warning labels after a review of new safety information. The warning labels on non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, must be udpated to identify an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke. Via CNN….

Common heartburn medications linked to greater risk of heart attack

Stanford University researchers suggest that a common group of heartburn medications (Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid) is associated with a greater risk of heart attacks. After combing through 16 million electronic records of 2.9 million patients in two separate databases, the researchers found that people who take the medication to suppress…

Pain Relievers A Headache for Cardiologists

Motrin, Advil and Celebrex are all Nsaids, nonsteroidal antiinflamatory drugs, which are often used for chronic pain. A new study shows that taking high doses of Nsaids increase cardiovascular risk (heart attacks or strokes) by 30%. Projecting that to the full population indicates that 3 or 4 people out of…

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