Australian Study Finds Doctors Ignore NSAID Recommendations

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Researchers at the University of Sydney found that doctors prescribed NSAIDS for too long a period and without precautions taken against the development of side effects.

The study, reported by Australia’s Rheumatology Update found that for men aged 70 and older, “mean duration of treatment was five years, although Australian and international guidelines suggest short-term treatment with doses taken as needed.”

Just as concerning is the  finding that despite guidelines to the contrary, “only 25% of NSAIDs users were prescribed a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to prevent or manage side-effects.”  –Posted July 14, 2014

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