Aspirin Foundation is a source of information for consumers, health professionals and journalists on all scientific and general aspects of aspirin usage.
Aspirin, one of the first drugs to come into common usage, is still the mostly widely used in the world - approximately 35,000 metric tonnes are produced and consumed annually, enough to make over 100 billion standard aspirin tablets every year.
Aspirin is still the most versatile and effective medicine on the pharmacist’s shelf. Developed in 1897 by Felix Hoffman.
Aspirin, also known as 'acetylsalicylic acid', has a chemical formula of C9H8O4.
March 2005 (pdf)
reduces colon cancer
Trial, JAMA March 3rd, 2010
for primary prevention of cardiovascular
disease in people with diabetes
from the Edinburgh Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis (AAA) Study, Barcelona
for vascular events
experts recommend aspirin to prevent first heart attack or stroke
for cardiovascular events in diabetic patients
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