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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Jul 10

Eur J Clin Pharmacol

Pain severity and analgesics use in the community-dwelling older population: a drug utilization study from Germany.


Nguyen T N M, Laetsch D C, Chen L-J, Haefeli W E, Meid AD, Brenner H, Schöttker B
Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2020 Jul 10.
PMID: 32648116.


Chronic pain is common in the older population and a significant public health concern. However, comprehensive studies on analgesics use in this age group from Germany are scarce. This study aims to give a comprehensive overview on the use of the most common therapeutic groups of analgesics in community-dwelling older adults from Germany.