Head and neck surgery patients in Hong Kong are far less likely to be prescribed opioids than patients undergoing similar surgeries in the U.S., new research shows.

Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) around the time of conception significantly increases the risk of miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy, a study suggests.

Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better than opioids at easing the intensity of chronic pain in the back, knees or hips, a U.S. experiment suggests.

People with high blood pressure who regularly take common painkillers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may increase their risk of developing chronic kidney disease, a study from Taiwan suggests. While some previous research has linked NSAIDs to impaired kidney function, the results have been mixed and often overlooked the effects on people with high […]

A new study in the journal The BMJ finds that the risk of intracranial hemorrhage – bleeding that occurs in or around the brain – is increased when one combines antidepressants with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen or naproxen. Since depression and chronic pain often go hand-in-hand, and millions of people may take the […]

EUGENE, Ore., July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is strengthening an existing label warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the chance of heart attack or stroke. The new policy pertains to both over-the-counter and prescription NSAID labels. The FDA reached its decision to strengthen NSAID warning […]

The U.S. food and Drug Administration said it was strengthening an existing warning label that non-aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke. NSAIDs are used to treat pain and fever from medical conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, colds, and the flu, and some of the better-known […]

The Food and Drug Administration strengthened its safety warnings about heart-attack and stroke risks linked to a class of common pain relievers that includes medicines such as Celebrex, Advil, Motrin IB and Aleve. The FDA said new data have caused it to conclude that the medicines—called NSAIDs, for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs—definitely cause an increased risk […]