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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): The Risks and Benefits

by User Not Found | May 13, 2016
November 2015
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are some of the most commonly used medications in workers’ compensation, accounting for 13.4% of all prescriptions and 10.7% of total spend in our 2015 drug trends report. As beneficial as NSAIDs are, there are risks when taking these medications, especially at higher doses or for extended periods. This paper explains the risks and benefits of this popular therapeutic class, as well as the best practice clinical approach to their utilization. Click here to read more.