Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke

November 5, 2014 11:11 PM

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis pain relievers known as COX-2 inhibitors, including Celebrex and Lodine, are associated with an increased risk of dying within a month after a stroke, according to a new study.

"This large study from Denmark adds to the prior concerns about COX-2 inhibitors and stroke risks," said Dr. Ralph Sacco, chairman of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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