Experts to discuss the affects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

October 08, 2003

WHO:
The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an association of more than 8,000 gastrointestinal (GI) professionals committed to the scientific study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

WHAT:
Common pain medications both prescription only formulations as well as over-the-counter products grouped together as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause severe GI bleeding and ulcers with heavy use. Medications that fall within this category include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen sodium. GI specialists will address complications of NSAIDs use in some patients and provide practical approaches for physicians who treat these patients.

EXPERTS:
David Graham, M.D., MACG, Baylor College of Medicine, VA Medical Center, Houston, TX Jay Goldstein, M.D., FACG, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

WHERE:
Ballroom VIP Room, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland Reporters can schedule interviews through Malaika Hilliard, 202-973-5896, mhilliard@porternovelli.com.

WHEN:
Monday, October 13, 2003, 3:30 PM (EDT)
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American College of Gastroenterology

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