A new study is linking common painkillers to an increased risk of heart attack. Scientists at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center studied over-the-counter painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which include ibuprofen and naproxen.
The study found that people using the drugs had a 20-to-50-percent higher risk of heart attack, regardless of dosage. The risk appeared to decline when the painkillers were no longer taken. The drugs were not proven, however, to be a direct cause of heart attack.
This longtime research is continuing to be mined for data.Source: BBC