Aspirin and AMD: Confusion, and More Data Needed

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is one of the most widely used medications, with an estimated 40,000 tons consumed annually. Aspirin is taken for its analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory effects. First isolated in 1897 from plant extracts (willow bark and spiraea, which contain salicylic acid), aspirin has been used to alleviate headache, pain, and fever for thousands of years. Indeed, Hippocrates described using willow bark powder for such symptoms. Read more here.

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