posted on Nov, 3 2003 @ 02:37 AM
Most people take an aspirin without giving it a second thought. The American Heart Association even recommends that you take aspirin everyday. But
people don't realize how dangerous NSAIDS are.
"NSAIDs stands for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are currently the most prescribed medication in the United States. They can also be
obtained without a prescription from your local pharmacy or market. Their name reveals their intended use, to combat inflammation. Common brand and
prescription NSAIDs are Alleve, aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Bayer, celecoxib --Celebrex®, diclofenac -- Voltaren®, etodolac --Lodine®, fenoprofen --
Nalfon®, indomethacin -- Indocin®, ketoprofen - Orudis®, Oruvail®, ketoralac --Toradol®, oxaprozin -- Daypro®, nabumetone -- Relafen®, sulindac --
Clinoril®, tolmetin -- Tolectin®, rofecoxib -- Vioxx®."
"Recent studies done in premier medical journals have examined the subject of toxicity and death due to NSAID poisoning. The New England Journal of
Medicine reported that in 1999 NSAIDs were the cause of death in approximately 16,500 arthritis sufferers. This does not account for the rest of the
population that regularly take NSAIDs and do not suffer from arthritis. To put that number in perspective, it was estimated that in 1999, 16,685 died
as a result of AIDS. That is only 185 more than deaths resulting from NSAID overuse."
There are hundreds of articles on the web on this. Search NSAIDs death.
The drug industry keeps on churning and the general public is not given the information they should know.