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Research Into Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

The most common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) available today is aspirin. This medication was developed in 1897 by the German research chemist Felix Hoffman. It has since become one of the most versatile drugs available and treats multiple conditions such as headaches and can even help prevent heart attacks. Aspirin’s

Effects of Willow Bark for Back Pain

For thousands of years, humans have used an unusual item for pain relief: the bark of a tree. Willow bark from the black, white, and purple varieties of willow tree contains salicin, a chemical similar to the one synthesized for aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid).  Patients from Rome to China to Europe