Stronger Warnings Issued for Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

Increased heart attack and stroke risks have been linked with common pain medications.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued stronger warnings about using over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil), based on findings that NSAIDs can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. How concerned should you be about these warnings? “You should definitely be concerned, especially if you […]

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