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Calls for ibuprofen sale restrictions after study finds cardiac arrest risk

March 15, 2017

There have been fresh calls for restrictions on the sale of the painkiller ibuprofenafter another study found it heightens the risk of cardiac arrest.

Taking the over-the-counter drug was associated with a 31% increased risk, researchers in Denmark found.

Other medicines from the same group of painkillers, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), presented an even higher risk, according to the findings published on Wednesday in the European Heart Journal.

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