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OTC pain medications used daily by 51% of older Americans -- J&J-funded survey.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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OTC PAIN RELIEVERS USED DAILY BY 51% OF SURVEYED OLDER AMERICANS in a poll conducted by New York City-based firm Louis Harris and Associates for the non-profit National Council on the Aging and funded by Ortho-McNeil. When asked, "How often do/did you take over-the-counter pain medications to relieve your pain," 51% of the 373 respondents said "daily," and 17% said "several times a week." Thirty-two percent used them "rarely," 17% "several times a month" and 15% "less often than that."
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