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Painkillers, Killers?

While many individuals have been conditioned to reach for painkillers in order to achieve quick relief from musculoskeletal pain, the associated risks and side effects can be very serious. British scientists have found additional proof showing painkillers can increase the risk of suffering a heart attack. These findings come from a study of more than 9,000 patients where the use of NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) increased the rate of heart attacks. According to researchers, “Enough concerns may exist to warrant a reconsideration of the cardiovascular safety of all NSAIDs."

Source: British Medical Journal. June 2005.