Arthritis painkillers carry low risk: study

The risks posed by the prescribed use of the most common types of painkiller for arthritis are relatively low, a large international study has concluded.

Scientists in the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands studied more than 7000 people to assess the safety of two types of medication.

They compared the safety of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, diclofenac and naproxen with that of COX2 inhibitors such as celecoxib.