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Popular Pain Pills Increase Heart-Related Deaths

A large study has found that some of the most popular pain pills are associated with a higher risk of heart-related deaths.

Researchers investigated the health records of more than a million healthy people over the age of 10.  They found some pain medications were linked to more heart-related deaths than others.

According to ABC News:

“People taking ibuprofen -- sold under the brand names Advil, Motrin, Nuprin -- had a 29 percent increased risk of strokes. A popular drug in Europe called diclofenac, or Voltaren, was associated with a 91 percent increased risk of heart-related deaths, and the now-defunct drug rofecoxib, or Vioxx, was linked to a 66 percent jump in heart-related deaths.”

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