Diclofenac: GPs "ignore heart risk" of drug used by millions

GPs 'ignore heart attack and stroke risk' of painkiller used by millions Research shows that taking the painkiller diclofenac increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 63 per centScientists are calling for the drug to be banned as safer alternatives availableUK's drugs watchdog said European safety review of diclofenac is underwayPatients told not to stop taking pill but do speak to your GP By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 GMT, 13 February 2013 Diclofenac is widely prescribed for common ailments, including back pain and arthritis Doctors are writing millions of prescriptions a year for a painkiller that is known to raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study has warned.

Women who regularly take ibuprofen or paracetamol are "more likely to lose their hearing"

Women who regularly take ibuprofen or paracetamol are 'more likely to lose their hearing' The more often a woman takes either medication, the higher her risk of hearing loss, researchers claimNo link between aspirin use and hearing loss By Graham Smith PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 13 September 2012 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 13 September 2012 Regular use of household painkillers including ibuprofen and paracetamol can lead to an increased risk of hearing loss in women, according to a study.

Common painkillers "increase" risk of early death in heart attack survivors

Common painkillers 'increase' risk of early death in heart attack survivors Taking anti-inflammatory drugs including Ibuprofen can put those who have already had one heart attack at a heightened risk of having another for at least five years | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 11 September 2012 Common painkillers such as ibuprofen increase the risk of dying or having a second heart attack among heart attack survivors, researchers have warned.