For many people, pain relievers are wonder drugs, allowing them to carry on with their lives despite disabling arthritis, for instance, or recurrent headaches. But all, whether sold over-the counter or by prescription, have potential risks.
If you shop for aspirin these days, whether for pain relief or to protect your heart, you’ll find that some are "enteric coated," including virtually all low-dose aspirin (except the chewable kind). Are these safer for your stomach?
Millions of people take aspirin for pain relief or to help prevent heart attacks, but there is growing interest in aspirin's potential as an anti-cancer drug. Two recent studies have added to the evidence.