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Recent research suggests that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may help prevent certain skin cancers. Nicolas Lannuzel/Flickr

Common painkillers could decrease skin cancer risk

Common over-the-counter painkillers, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, can decrease risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma…
The study found that the longer women take aspirin, the lower the risk of melanoma skin cancer. http://www.flickr.com/photos/curtisperry

Aspirin linked to lower skin cancer risk in women

Women who use aspirin for five or more years have a 30% lower risk of developing melanoma skin cancer than women who don’t…
The evidence for taking aspirin daily as a cancer preventative is not considered sufficiently robust. Marius Kallhardt

Humble hero or hidden villain? The ongoing story of aspirin’s powers

The humble aspirin has a remarkable history dating back to ancient Egyptian times when the bark of weeping willow (which contains salicin from which the aspirin formulation is derived) was found to have…
Repositioning a drug affords pharmaceutical companies the opportunity to enhance the return on their initial investment. bitzi/flickr

Teaching old drugs new tricks: why companies reposition medicines

Many pharmaceutical companies are having to re-examine their product portfolio because of the difficult economic climate. New uses for established drugs affords a way for these companies to maximise financial…

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