Sunday, February 11, 2007

Newer arthritis drug shows fewer side-effects

From CBC News:
A newer arthritis drug leads slightly fewer stomach side-effects than older drugs, according to a new study.

People with arthritis often take non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or NSAIDS over a long term. A newer class of NSAIDS called COX-2 inhibitors cause fewer gastrointestinal side-effects such as ulcers and stomach bleeding than other NSAIDs such as Aspirin and ibuprofen. ...more

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