Ask Dr. Marks: 04/03

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There seem to be a lot of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) on the market. Are they really very different from one another? All NSAIDs, which are designed to relieve arthritis pain and inflammation, have different side effects. Substantial research has gone into not only reducing these drugs side effects but into improving a patients response to these medications. The newest are called COX-2 inhibitors, which work through a different mechanism than traditional NSAIDs to limit…
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