Diclofenac's CVD risk similar to COX-2s'

The painkiller diclofenac carries a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular side effects compared to other NSAIDs, similar to COX-2 inhibitors, European regulators have warned.

The European Medicines Agency said this risk was “consistent but small”, and it was now considering whether treatment advice for the drug should be updated.

It follows a review of new and