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FDA Warns of Health Risks With Aspirin

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The Food and Drug Administration says aspirin should not be marketed for the prevention of a heart attack or stroke in people with no history of cardiovascular disease. The agency's primary concern was the risk of internal bleeding by those taking daily aspirin therapy. The FDA says it  "reviewed available data and does not believe the evidence supports the general use of aspirin for primary prevention of heart attack or stroke."  Aspirin is widely used for the primary prevention of heart attack and stroke. Many physicians prescribe it and the American Heart Association currently supports its use for primary prevention when recommended by a physician in high risk patients.  FDA researchers advise people to check with their doctor for the best dose and frequency for aspirin or any medication that will provide the greatest benefits with the least amount of side effects.

FDA Warns of Health Risks With Aspirin


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