Curb painkillers

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS ONLINE -

PAINKILLERS have been linked to a in­creased risk of car­diac ar­rest.

A 10-year study of nearly 30,000 pa­tients found use of non-steroidal anti-in­flam­ma­tory drugs were associated with 31% in­creased risk of a car­diac ar­rest.

From 2018, painkillers con­tain­ing codeine sold in Aus­tralia will re­quire a pre­scrip­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Nuro­fen.

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