- FDA calls on drug companies to strengthen warning labels on non-aspirin NSAIDs
- NSAIDs, over-the-counter and prescription, are used to treat pain and fever from a variety of causes
- Some doctors say the FDA warning is too vague
Atlanta (CNN)The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling on drug makers of some popular painkillers to strengthen their warning labels after a review of new safety information. The warning labels on non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, must be udpated to identify an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.