February 15, 1991 |
The widely used pain reliever ibuprofen doubles the risk of ulcers, according to Vanderbilt University researchers, and some experts say that people taking it may want to consider lower doses or alternatives. But for those suffering chronic pain and inflammation, researchers said ibuprofen may be the best choice because it has the lowest ulcer risk among the drugs studied. Those drugs belong to a prescription class called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs.
August 12, 1990 |
These are the agonizing days Kenny Easley had hoped would never come. "You wake up hurting, you go through the day hurting, you go to bed hurting and you wake up the next morning and you're still hurting," he said. "It seems like it never goes away. It gets to be very disheartening and very frustrating." His suffering is the result of a June 8 kidney transplant in Seattle, where for seven years Easley was an outstanding safety for the Seahawks.
August 12, 1990 |
Filed away in the vast, sterile Rockville, Md., complex of the Food and Drug Administration are reams of physician reports on the effects of drugs. They are stored in cabinets or on computer disks. These are the Form 1639s, Adverse Reaction Reports. They are perhaps the most detailed evidence available about the hazards of pharmaceuticals, from aspirin to zinc oxide. One area is reserved for products that have ibuprofen, a painkiller categorized as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
April 17, 1990 |
Makers of ibuprofen medicines disputed conclusions of medical experts who claim a 12-patient study by doctors from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore indicates over-the-counter doses of the painkiller may cause kidney failure in high-risk people. The study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
April 16, 1990 |
Over-the-counter doses of the popular pain reliever ibuprofen can cause kidney failure in people with mild kidney disease, according to a group of medical researchers. The three-year study on the drug by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is detailed in the latest issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
April 21, 1989
Kenny Easley, former Seattle Seahawks safety, has sued the National Football League team, claiming that he was allowed to play through the 1987 season without being told he had an irreversible kidney ailment that eventually ended his career. Easley's suit alleges that his kidneys were ruined by large doses of ibuprofen, a pain reliever. The 30-year-old former All-Pro undergoes dialysis three times a week. Easley's seven-year career ended last year after the kidney ailment was diagnosed.