Features September 2015 Issue

What You Should Know About NSAID Warnings

What You Should Know About NSAID Warnings

The painkillers may raise cardiovascular risks, but those risks should be weighed against their helpful benefits.

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened the warnings on labels of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) recently, many consumers were left wondering whether it was safe to continue taking the painkillers. The FDA updated its warnings that NSAIDs raise the risk of heart attack or stroke.

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