[S]ometimes, I just scratch my head in amazement when I see reports coming from the world of ‘medicine’ these days. This morning, I woke up to find this article about how ‘cheap painkillers’ may hold the secret to living longer. While the science behind this claim may or may not have validity, it’s important that consumers be warned that NSAIDS (the class of painkillers that includes ibuprofen) also have negative side-effects when not taken correctly. For instance, ibuprofen abuse has been linked to kidney disease. Acetaminophen can cause liver damage. Aspirin can lead to stomach bleeds, and the list goes on, so please, do not start popping large doses of painkillers in the hopes of living longer–you just might find yourself in a major health crisis.