When pain strikes, which pain reliever is safest to swallow? It’s a debate that has raged ever since Vioxx was pulled from the market a decade ago for causing heart attacks.
A team of 30 statisticians and scientists, including FAU medical school professor Dr. Charles Hennekens, have spent months analyzing historical studies to come up with an answer. The medications are taken by millions of people for everything from headaches to chronic back pain, so the report’s conclusions are proving provocative.
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