July 7, 2015
For Immediate Release
NSAID Alliance attracts wide interest at national conference
Eugene, Ore. — The Alliance for Rational Use of NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) was front and center at the largest national conference for nurse practitioners.
Dr. Michael Barnett, consulting physician for the Alliance, attended the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2015 National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 9-12. Over the four-day conference, over a 1,000 people visited the Alliance’s exhibit booth.
“While the conference exhibition hall was filled with many groups bringing forward products that advance medicine in various ways, sometimes it is just the simple things that can make a big difference to a patient. For example, most medical providers are generally aware of NSAID-related adverse events, but they need to remember to talk about NSAID appropriate use with their patients to minimize the chance for an adverse event. I think that is why the NSAID Alliance’s message, ‘Together, we can make NSAID use safer,’ seemed to resonate loudly with meeting attendees.”
“The safest and most appropriate way to take an NSAID is at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration required by the individual patient to achieve the desired therapeutic effect. Asking patients during a medication reconciliation in a way that ensures they report OTC NSAID use and reminding them to read medications labels so they know what they are taking, helps to forward appropriate NSAID use.”
Dr. Barnett also attended the national conference for the American Academy of Physician Assistants held last month in San Francisco.
ABOUT: The Alliance for Rational Use of NSAIDs is a public health coalition dedicated to the safe and appropriated use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).