Diclofenac use and cardiovascular risks: series of nationwide cohort studies.
Diclofenac use and cardiovascular risks: series of nationwide cohort studies was published in The British Medical Journal in October 2018, finding that Painkillers like Voltarol and Voltaren may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 50 percent. The article caused quite a reaction, across dozens of news and social media outlets.
- "Common painkiller may substantially increase the risk of heart disease" - ScienceNordic
- "Diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems" - NewsHour
Do you think painkillers such as these should be more regulated? Or is there something more to this?
Read the full study here (open access), and share your thoughts below.