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Using aspirin for cardiovascular health remains a popular preventative medicine regimen for many people, even though recent studies have suggested that the popular pain killer might not be as beneficial as previously believed.
A study in this week's PLOS Medicine finds that the painkiller diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in the same class as aspirin) is the most commonly used NSAID in the 15 countries studied and is included in the essential medicines lists of 74 low-, middle- and high-income countries, despite its known tendency to cause heart attacks and strokes in vulnerable patients.
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