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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….

FDA has reviewed possible risks of pain medicine use during pregnancy

The Federal and Drug Administration (FDA) examined studies on the potential risks associated with the following types of pain medicines used during pregnancy: Prescription NSAIDs, Opioids and Acetaminophen. The studies were too limited to make any recommendations, but the FDA urges pregnant women to always discuss all medicines with their…

Australian Study Finds Doctors Ignore NSAID Recommendations

Researchers at the University of Sydney found that doctors prescribed NSAIDS for too long a period and without precautions taken against the development of side effects. The study, reported by Australia’s Rheumatology Update found that for men aged 70 and older, “mean duration of treatment was five years, although Australian and…

Side Effects of 5 Drugs Seniors Commonly Take

When Beverly Wilkerson, 58, Sherman Oaks, CA, woke up with a pounding headache and jaw pain last summer, she popped two Aleve. (The recommended dosage is one at a time.) She forgot to take water and food with the pills. Later on, she took two more, again forgetting the water…