MND:  CardioBrief posted  an interesting post on NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) and Heart Risk. Full title: “Large Meta-Analysis Explores Cardiovascular Safety of NSAIDs” Click Here For Link

MND:Wiki’s NSAID short list:

  •  aspirin,
  • ibuprofen,
  • naproxen

In addition:

  • rofecoxib (Vioxx)
  •  lumiracoxib (Prexige)

MND: quoting the conclusion of the CardioBrief article:

“…compared with placebo, rofecoxib and lumiracoxib were associated with twice the risk of heart attack, while ibuprofen was associated with more than three times the risk of stroke. Etoricoxib and diclofenac were associated with the highest (around four times) risk of cardiovascular death..”

MND: Rofecoxib (Vioxx) and lumiracoxib (Prexige) are already lawsuit fodder, click link to law firms internet portal. The FDA itselself is embroiled in criticism on the Vioxx/ COX-2 inhibitors question. Click here for a link where the FDA likens cardiovascular risk to the one caused by cigarette smoking.  ConsumerAffairs report an FDA estimate of at leat 28000 deaths between 1999 and 2003 …

MND: Ibuprofen and other over the counter NSAIDs: Click here for the FDA’s position;  Quoting the FDA: “…FDA has concluded that an increased risk of serious adverse cardiovascular (CV) events may be a class effect for NSAIDs (excluding aspirin).”‘

MND:Did we mention the link NSAID and stomach bleeding: Click Here for FDA advisory

MND: What about Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Well, it is not an NSAID, but  watch your liver…..Click Here for FDA warning on acetaminophen

MND: Over the counters NSAIDs are serious medicine with potentially serious side effects…If you want to smell the risk level of amedication, check out the Lawya’s See video below from youtube/LawsuitGuru

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