How many NSAID users are there?
Specialists consider that there are too many NSAID users. Believe it or not, approximately 107,000 patients are hospitalized annually for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) related gastrointestinal (GI) complications and at least 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur each year among arthritis patients alone.. It is interesting to know that NSAIDs are widely used as an initial therapy for common inflammation. Statistics do not look good at all. Imagine that 70 million prescriptions and more than 30 billion over-the counter tablets are sold annually in the United States alone.