Anti-Inflammatory Medication Warning

In breaking news, the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA) have reviewed the safety of anti-inflammatory medications including common over the counter drugs used to manage arthritis symptoms. Nurofen, Advil and Voltaren are examples.  As a result of the review there will be warnings printed on packaging regarding an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and liver damage.  This will be effective as of June next year.  Further, the TGA advised that these medications should only be used for a few days at a time.  If you are taking over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medications regularly you should have a chat with your GP about alternative ways to manage your pain.