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    Default Why the FDA is warning Americans about ibuprofen

    Dr. Michael Noonan
    July 27, 2015

    Ibuprofen, sold as Motrin and Advil, and other anti-inflammatory drugs are in the news again, and not for a good reason. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ramping up its warnings about the risks of these drugs for their role in causing heart attacks and strokes. Some of the other drugs include Celebrex, Aleve, Naprosyn and Toredol. (Aspirin was not included in this recent warning.)

    It has been known for some time that these drugs — called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs — have serious side effects and are a major cause of drug-induced injury.

    Continue reading: http://bangordailynews.com/2015/07/2...out-ibuprofen/
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    Default Re: Why the FDA is warning Americans about ibuprofen

    I only just now clicked on the article. I can't read it until I answer some questions from Google, starting with where I live (country, city etc).

    This is infuriating! Fortunately this is the first time I've come across this - I hope it's the last!

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    Default Re: Why the FDA is warning Americans about ibuprofen

    Sorry, I just happened to come across the story in a local Maine paper and posted the link. Here's the same story from a broader source:
    http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Cons.../ucm453610.htm
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