Researchers urge review of narcotics for osteoarthritis pain

03/13/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine called for a review of the use of narcotic medications for patients with osteoarthritis. Their report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found prescriptions for NSAIDs declined among a study population with osteoarthritis while prescriptions for narcotic medications increased from 2001 to 2004, followed by an increase in falls and fractures.

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