American Heart Association

New labels coming for many over-the-counter pain relievers

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Consumers soon will see new labels strengthening the warnings about the risk of heart attack and stroke on medicine commonly used for headaches, backaches, arthritis and even multi-symptom cold remedies.

The Federal Drug Administration issued an advisory this summer requiring all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory prescription drugs to revise […]

August 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

FDA: Naproxen not safer on heart than other pain relievers

New research isn’t strong enough to conclude that naproxen is safer on the heart than other NSAIDs used by millions of Americans to treat aches and pains, a majority of federal health experts said Tuesday.

The controversy over the drugs, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, prompted the review […]