Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen doesn't make COVID-19 worse or more deadly, a new study finds. … In the study, 30% of the more than 4,200 patients who had taken NSAIDs before being hospitalized died, while 31% of 68,000 patients who had not taken NSAIDs did. …The report was published May 7 in the journal The Lancet Rheumatology.