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FDA Warning: Painkillers May Increase Chances of Heart Attack/Stroke

The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to think carefully about taking painkillers, like ibuprofen, since recent studies link the drugs to an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. Eric Pahon, FDA spokesman, told NBC News “They used to say they might cause risk of heart attack or stroke. Now we are saying they do -->

FDA Urging a Tighter Control on Painkiller Prescriptions

The FDA has recently recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers. These changes are expected to go into effect next year. The decision follows a debate over whether drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone should be controlled as tightly as more powerful drugs such as OxyContin. The drugs being considered -->

The 5 Most Dangerous Recalled Drugs

Many drugs have been pulled off the market in the past few years due to serious complication, but here are 5 of the most dangerous drugs that were once on the market: Vioxx: This anti-inflammatory drug was pulled off the global market in 2004. A study found that it significantly increased the risk of cardiovascular -->

The Heart Perils of Pain Relievers

Common pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen, or Nsaids, are the go-to drugs for headaches, pulled muscles and arthritis. Their labels have warned us about the risk of heart attack and stroke if overused, but most of us rely on them on a daily basis. Although occasional use of these drugs will not lead -->

Prescription Drug Death Epidemic

According to a CNN report on November 15, accidental death from prescription drug overdoses is the biggest man-made epidemic in the United States. The most common scenario, according to Gary Franklin, medical director for Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries, involves a man in his 40s or 50s who visits a doctor with a -->

Combining Painkillers with Tylenol: FDA Warns of Acetaminophen and Liver Injuries

Kenneth Fromson is a Partner at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, and participates in the firm’s pharmaceutical litigation. Last week, the FDA announced a new labeling requirement for drug companies who sell prescription pain medications that include acetaminophen.  Specifically, because of a risk of serious liver injury  — or death — consumers will get the benefit -->