The warning labels for Advil and other ibuprofen-containing drugs will soon be updated to more accurately reflect concerns about heart attack and stroke risks.  (photo: frankieleon)

FDA Requiring Stronger Heart Attack & Stroke Warnings For Many Common Painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to make consumers more aware of potential risks for heart attack and stroke associated with a popular class of painkillers that many of us use on a frequent basis for everyday aches and soreness. [More]

Nearly 12,000 boxes of Assured Sodium Pain Relief Tablets actually contain bottles of ibuprofen.

Naproxen Sodium Pain Relief Pills Recalled Because They Aren’t Supposed To Actually Be Ibuprofen

There are a number of reasons why a consumer would choose to purchase naproxen sodium pain relievers, for one, they might be allergic to ibuprofen. In that case, a mixup at a North Carolina packaging company could prove to be dangerous. And that’s exactly why the company is recalling some 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets. [More]

An Example Of When Buying A Generic Drug Can Save You 72%

An Example Of When Buying A Generic Drug Can Save You 72%

Yeah, buying generics drugs instead of their snazzy brand name versions could stifle an allergy, calm a nasty cough or banish that throb on the cheap. But at more than half the price? [More]

FDA Calls For Stricter Warnings on Tylenol and Other OTC Drugs

“Non-prescription pain relievers used by millions of U.S. consumers need stronger health warnings regarding liver or stomach risk, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.” The drugs in questions are acetaminophen (Tylenol), and NSAIDs like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). In particular acetaminophen is associated with liver problems.