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  • Millions told not to take pills linked to heart attacks and strokes [diclofenac]

    06/29/2013 4:23:43 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 June 2013 | CRAIG MACKENZIE
    Doctors have been told to stop prescribing to patients with a heart condition or circulation problems one of the most commonly used anti-inflammatory drugs in the UK . Britain's drug watchdog said the painkiller diclofenac could significantly increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke for some patients. Millions of people take the drug for a range of conditions including arthritis, headaches, back pain and gout.
  • Painkillers mobilize blood stem cells

    03/14/2013 9:26:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Nature News ^ | 13 March 2013 | Thea Cunningham
    Aspirin-related drugs suggest a way towards more effective stem-cell transplants. Aspirin-like drugs could improve the success of stem-cell transplants for patients with blood or bone-marrow disorders, a study suggests. The compounds coax stem cells from bone marrow into the bloodstream where they can be harvested for use in transplantation — and they do so with fewer side effects than drugs now in use. For patients with blood disorders such as leukaemia, multiple myeloma or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells — precursor cells that reside in the bone marrow and give rise to all types of blood cell —...
  • Short Term Use of Painkillers Could Be Dangerous to Heart Patients

    05/11/2011 12:06:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 10, 2011 | NA
    Even short-term use of some painkillers could be dangerous for people who've had a heart attack, according to research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers analyzed the duration of prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) treatment and cardiovascular risk in a nationwide Danish cohort of patients with prior heart attack. They found the use of NSAIDs was associated with a 45 percent increased risk of death or recurrent heart attack within as little as one week of treatment, and a 55 percent increased risk if treatment extended to three months. The study was limited by its observational...
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

    03/03/2011 7:06:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 03-02-2011 | staff
    Men who take non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs three times a day for more than three months are 2.4 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction compared to men who do not take those drugs regularly, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in The Journal of Urology. While previous research showed a trend toward this same finding, this observational study used electronic health records, an automated pharmacy database and self- reported questionnaire data to examine NSAID use and ED in an ethnically diverse population of 80,966 men aged 45 to 69 years throughout California. 80,966 men aged 45 to...
  • Topical Gel Catches Up With Pills for Relief

    09/08/2010 10:36:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 6, 2010 | LAURIE TARKAN
    When I strained a back muscle playing tennis not long ago, my doubles partner, who happened to be a doctor, pulled a tube of cream from her gym bag and told me to rub it on. It wasn’t Bengay or one of those instant ice gels. It was a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, like Advil or Motrin, in a cream applied to the skin. She raved about the stuff, which she buys over the counter when she goes to Europe, and lamented that it is so hard to find in the United States. In fact, Europeans have long been able to...
  • Common Pain Relievers May Dilute Power of Flu Shots

    11/03/2009 9:03:32 AM PST · by decimon · 19 replies · 578+ views
    University of Rochester Medical Center ^ | November 03, 2009 | Unknown
    With flu vaccination season in full swing, research from the University of Rochester Medical Center cautions that use of many common pain killers – Advil, Tylenol, aspirin – at the time of injection may blunt the effect of the shot and have a negative effect on the immune system. Richard P. Phipps, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and of Pediatrics, has been studying this issue for years and recently presented his latest findings to an international conference on inflammatory diseases. (http://bioactivelipidsconf.wayne.edu/) “What we’ve been saying all along, and continue to stress, is that it’s probably not a...
  • BYU accuses Pfizer of swiping profits, credit for Celebrex

    10/18/2006 2:39:03 PM PDT · by TChris · 4 replies · 507+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 10/18/2006 | Pamela Manson and Linda Fantin
    Brigham Young University has accused pharmaceutical giant Pfizer of cheating the school out of profits and credit for the development of Celebrex, a blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug that has earned the company billions of dollars. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City against Pfizer and several of its predecessor companies after years of unsuccessful negotiations, BYU said. The suit seeks unspecified actual and punitive damages, but notes Celebrex sales have exceeded $20 billion. It also seeks corrections in 75 patents in order to credit Professor Daniel L. Simmons for his discoveries. The suit alleges Simmons...