List Of New Pain Medications

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New Pain Medication Guideline for Elderly Patients

The American Geriatrics Society has issued an updated guideline for treating chronic pain patients aged 75 and older.  According to the new guideline, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) should be “considered rarely, and with extreme caution, in highly selected individuals.” 

This contradicts the AGS's previous 2002 guideline, but reflects more recent evidence of serious cardiovascular and gastrointestinal tract risks associated with the use of NSAIDs.  These drugs can also...

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