Medication Safety: Are OTC Medications Safer than Rx Medications?

This presentation explores the use of both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications in the context of the management of chronic pain. OTC medication statistics and safety issues in the United States will be discussed. This will be contrasted with the use of opioids in the US for the management of chronic pain along with guidelines and recommendations for their use as well as acetaminophen and NSAIDS.

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