Not true! It does.
Studies in the sixties suggest increased mortality from heart
disease and GI bleeding.
I found 13 articles none of which suggests the contrary. Here is a recent reference: http://www.Clinexprheumatol.Org/article.Asp?A=1455 the authors included dr. Ted pincus.
Bywaters from england first made the observation in the sixties! perhaps newer medications avaiable will rectify this, but not shown yet!