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Aussie Study Warns Ibuprofen, Codeine Combos Can Be Addictive (Australia)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Australian researchers are raising an alarm about the possibility that popular painkillers in the country can become addictive and cause other health problems. The doctors said in their published study they are concerned about overuse of codeine- and ibuprofen-containing drugs. The head of Australia's Pharmacy Guild says codeine is a common ingredient in many drugs. Long-term use of ibuprofen products in large amounts is known to cause liver damage and heart problems, but the study said many ibuprofen drugs also contain codeine, so they also can become addictive. (Click here for more
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