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I’ve written in a previous post about the cardiovascular risks of painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, etc.  Here’s a little more information about that study:

In a study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) in January 2011, researchers analyzed the available evidence on the cardiovascular safety of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and found that “[a]lthough uncertainty remains, little evidence exists to suggest that any of the investigated drugs are safe in cardiovascular terms. Naproxen seemed least harmful. Cardiovascular risk needs to be taken into account when prescribing any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.”

Talk to me in my Downtown San Francisco office about alternatives to prescription painkillers.