As if there weren’t enough evidence that painkillers are bad for us, an article in the August issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology attributes about one-third of hospitalizations and deaths related to gastrointestinal bleed to the use of aspirin and NSAIDs (like ibuprofen and naproxen). Read about this latest study in Painkillers Can Cause Fatal Stomach Bleeding.
To refresh your memory about other recent news on painkillers, see these blog posts:
- Tylenol & Ibuprofen Linked to Women’s High Blood Pressure
- OTC Painkillers and Heart Attack Risk
- Enough is Enough: Rebound Headaches