The arrival of Eurofarma in Guatemala, 3rd largest country in Central America, was in June 2013 with the acquisition of Laprin, the 4th company in medical prescription in the local market and which has operations in Belize, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. With over 300 employees and a portfolio of around 150 products, the plant produces non-prescription medicines, for the Cardiology, General Practice, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Occupational Medicine specialties.
Studies have shown that people who take anti-inflammatory painkillers have a small but significant increase in the risk of developing a heart attack or stroke . Although it can occur in anybody, the risk is mainly in people already known to have cardiovascular problems such as angina or peripheral arterial disease , and in the elderly. Perhaps the highest risk is in people who have previously had a heart attack. For example, one research study looked at people who had previously had a heart attack. The results showed a marked increase in the rate of a second heart attack in people who were taking an anti-inflammatory compared to those who were not.