“Such was the pro-pharmacy headline greeting me this morning from last night’s Australian Doctor, reporting on a Danish study in European Heart Journal.  

NSAIDs should not be available for open sale in supermarkets because the easy availability gives false reassurance about their cardiovascular safety, cardiologists say.

Because non-selective NSAIDs, such as diclofenac, are associated with a 50% increase in MI risk, they should only be sold in small quantities and with professional supervision from pharmacists, according to Danish researchers.

“I guess it must have been a slow news day at OzDoc.”

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