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    Stronger Warnings on 18 NSAIDs After Review Finds Increased Cardiovascular Risk

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon ask drugmakers to update the labels for all non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) after reviewing mounting evidence linking the drugs to increased risk for heart attack and stroke. In total, drugs containing any of 18 listed active ingredients will be affected by the labeling change, including common over-the-counter (OTC) products such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve, as well as prescription drugs such a...
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    EU Committee Confirms Increased Risk with Ibuprofen at High Doses

    A European committee has confirmed that high doses of ibuprofen, a popular over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drug, can increase a patient's risk for cardiovascular issues. Background Ibuprofen belongs to a class of drugs, called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which includes drugs such as diclofenac, naproxen and aspirin. NSAIDs already have a warning about increased risk of blood clots included in the information distributed with such products ...