Study: Many take aspirin without real need

04/11/2013 | DailyRx.com

Researchers analyzed the aspirin-taking habits of 807 people ages 50 and older in Canada and found that many patients with low cardiovascular risk regularly take the drug despite evidence that they were less likely to benefit from it. They also found that about 25% of those who took aspirin for primary care did not consult their providers. The findings appeared in the journal Canadian Family Physician.

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