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FDA Questions Use of Aspirin Regimen for Heart Attack Prevention

Reuters reports on a statement issued by the FDA that states that taking a daily aspirin regimen may not be effective at preventing heart attacks in people who do not have a history of cardiovascular disease. According to the agency, “people should use daily aspirin therapy only after talking to a healthcare professional who can assess the benefits and risks.” Though the benefits of a routine aspirin regimen have not been proven, the risks, such as internal bleeding, have been. An agency representative says that is important for patients to”speak specifically to their physician who knows their medical history and can help them make a better informed decision about balancing potential risks and benefits.”

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read FDA report.