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Measure: Medications (Current and Past Use of Pain Relievers, Statins, and Steroids)   #071200

Definition: Measure to assess current and past use of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pain-relieving medications, statins, steroids, anti-inflammatory medications, and inhaled bronchodilators

Purpose: Taking certain prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication may modify cancer risk. Assessing current and past use of prescription and OTC medications will help quantify either increased or decreased risk associated with these medications.


Keywords: cancer, prescription, drugs, OTC, over-the-counter, statins, steroids, aspirin, Ibuprofen, Cox 2 inhibitor, Acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory, medication, medicine, The California Teachers Study (CTS)

Measure Release Date: December 30, 2009

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