Politicians feign concern about ‘dangers’ of cannabis; silent about pain medications that kill thousands

Popular over-the-counter painkiller medications from the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, which includes ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), have been found in a new large-scale international study to significantly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease.

Researchers found that people who regularly take ibuprofen or aspirin (Bayer, Bufferin, Excedrin) have about a 33% increased risk of suffering a major cardiovascular event such as a heart attack, compared to people who don’t use these drugs. Based on their dangers, NSAIDs are now considered to be as “equally hazardous,” say researchers, as COX-2 inhibitor drugs like Vioxx, which was pulled off the market in 2004 after killing thousands of users.
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