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Risk from Common Painkillers

A study says that over-the-counter painkillers, used for treating inflammation, can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.The scientists say that doctors and patients need to be aware that prescription of any anti-inflammatory drug needs to take cardiovascular risk into account. The drugs include traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as well as new generation anti-inflammatory drugs, known as COX-2 inhibitors.NSAIDs have been the cornerstone of managing pain in patients with osteoarthritis and other painful conditions. In 2004, the COX-2 inhibitor rofecoxib was withdrawn from the market after a trial found that the drug increased the risk of cardiovascular disease. Since then, there has been much debate about the cardiovascular safety of COX-2 inhibitors and traditional NSAIDs, which several studies have not been able to resolve.

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