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Dr. Terence Starz presents on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs providing new perspectives on older medications. Dr. Starz review how NSAIDs work, efficacy and side effects among the agents, clinical factors in decision making, and provides case examples.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the pharmacodynamics of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Identify issues regarding their efficacy and adverse reactions
  • Discuss indications in rheumatologic and other diseases           

Reading Resources:

  1. Blot WJ, McLaughlin J. J Epidemiol Biostat. 2000;5:137-142.
  2. Kelley et al, Lancet 1996; 348; 1413
  3. Lanas et. Al. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2005


Dr. Starz has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 2/24/2016 | Last Modified On: 2/24/2016 | Expires: 2/24/2016

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