Did You Take Your Aspirin Today?: The amazing medicine discovered at the turn of the 20th Century by German chem...
The amazing medicine discovered at the turn of the 20th Century by German chemists working at Bayer Pharmaceutical, aspirin, has become synonymous with the treatment of aches and pains, fevers, and inflammation. It is one of most widely used medications in the entire world. About 40,000 metric tons of it is consumed each year. New uses of this amazing medicine, derived originally from the salicylic acid found in willow bark and the spiraea shrub, are constantly being tested. Most recently, it was looked at by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Atlanta, Georgia. They found that daily intake of aspirin, regardless of whether or not one is sick, is associated with lower overall cancer mortality.