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NSAID Usage: DISCUSSION

Mar 11, 2010 Author: Walter Mcneil | Filed under: NSAID

NSAID Usage

Our study indicates that the release of adverse postmarket-ing safety information in late 2004 and early 2005 dramatically influenced prescribing patterns for NSAIDs. Although the total number of prescriptions dispensed for NSAIDs has decreased overall since the fall of 2004, most of this decrease was attributable to a 66% reduction in prescriptions for the COX-2-selective NSAIDs.

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NSAID Usage: RESULTS

Mar 10, 2010 Author: Walter Mcneil | Filed under: NSAID

During the period studied, 2.9 million prescriptions were dispensed; 83,784 (2.9%) were for NSAIDs: 24,377 were for COX-2-selective NSAIDs (29°%), and 59,407 were for nonselective NSAIDs (71°%). From April to September 2004, an average of 2,299 prescriptions for COX-2-selective NSAIDs were dispensed each month.

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NSAID Usage: METHODS

Mar 9, 2010 Author: Walter Mcneil | Filed under: NSAID

Health insurance claims data were analyzed to assess changes in NSAID prescribing trends. The database comprised dispensing claims from a national retail pharmacy chain for a single insurance company in the northwestern and northeastern New York regions from April 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. Forty percent of the 521,534 beneficiaries received their medications through this pharmacy chain, which used a tiered formulary.

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NSAID Usage

Mar 8, 2010 Author: Walter Mcneil | Filed under: NSAID

NSAID Usage 1

INTRODUCTION

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly used classes of medications, accounting for 3% of all prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. About 50 million Americans receive NSAID therapy for both chronic disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and acute conditions such as postoperative pain, headache, tendonitis or bursitis, and dysmenorrhea.

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