Published in Lab Business Week, November 7th, 2004
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are recommended for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), a joint disease affecting an increasingly large percentage of the aging population. However, oral NSAIDs carry the common risk of adverse effects on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the liver, and the kidneys. Topical NSAIDs may offer an alternative oral medication with a reduction in adverse effects, especially on the GI tract.
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