NSAIDs linked to DVT: study

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), one of the most commonly used classes of drugs in Australia, are associated with increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, according to new research.

The meta-analysis shows a statistically significant increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in users of NSAIDs compared with non-users.

No stranger to controversy, NSAIDs are well known for their potential adverse events. In 2004, rofecoxib