Some arthritis pain relievers increase stroke mortality

November 6, 2014 7:26 PM

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Some arthritis pain relievers could increase the risk of dying of stroke, according to new research.

Cox-2 inhibitors are a commonly-prescribed class of drugs for patients suffering from pain and soreness brought about by arthritis. These chemicals are a form of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (Nsiad). Examples of these medications include rofecoxib, celecoxib, nabumeton, meloxicam, etodolac, a...

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