Nov 18

NSAIDs, Acetaminophen Use and Stress Fractures in US Soldiers

Recently published research reports a possible link between prescriptions of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and increased risk of stress fracture in the US Army active duty population. Stress fractures are common amongst these individuals and also exceedingly costly. By some estimates, approximately $100 million per year is spent by the Department of Defense caring for these injuries. While NSAIDs have a variety of known side-effects, they have also been targeted as possible inhibitors of bone healing through their anti-prostaglandin effects....