American Heart Association Addresses Use of Pain Medications

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DALLAS, March 22 - Confused about which painkillers are safe to use? A new American Heart Association science advisory on the use of COX-2 inhibitors and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) suggests this simple rule of thumb: use the drug with the fewest known risks.

The advisory is published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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