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Remove diclofenac from lists of essential drugs

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1053 (Published 20 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1053

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Diclofenac carries an unacceptably high risk of cardiovascular side effects and should be removed from national lists of essential drugs, say researchers. It is also very popular. Diclofenac alone accounted for almost 28% of the market for non-steroidal …

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