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Western Pain Society Galvanizes Coalition to Launch the Alliance for Rational Use of NSAIDs
Date:9/6/2012

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with PAINWeek 2012, the Western Pain Society, the largest regional society of the American Pain Society, in partnership with eight professional and patient organizations, announced today the launch of the Alliance for Rational Use of NSAIDs. The Alliance will serve as a public health coalition of professional and patient organizations, clinicians and other relevant stakeholders committed to supporting the safe and appropriate use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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The Alliance is organized under the auspices of the Western Pain Society in partnership with:

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Chronic Pain Association
  • HealthyWomen
  • National Council on Patient Information and Education
  • National Kidney Foundation

NSAIDs are one of the most commonly used medications in the United States for pain relief and reduction of fever and inflammation. NSAIDs, available by prescription and sold over-the-counter (OTC) by brand and generic names, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, are generally safe when used properly. However, as with all medications, NSAIDs are not without risks and can cause significant and even life-threatening adverse events that affect gastrointestinal (digestive system), renal (kidney) and cardiovascular (heart) health.

To guide appropriate use and lessen the risk of adverse events, the FDA and medical societies strongly recommend that all NSAIDs should be admin
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