#AANAM – US Pain Medication Use High for AIP with Neuropathy

#AANAM – US Pain Medication Use High for AIP with Neuropathy

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#AANAM – US Pain Medication Use High for AIP with Neuropathy

Nearly 25% of people, mostly women, with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) also have chronic nerve damage — a condition known as neuropathy — and use high amounts of pain medications, according to an analysis of a U.S. healthcare claims database. Based on these findings, when diagnosing and treating AIP patients, physicians should also consider chronic neuropathy, the researchers noted. Data from this analysis was recently featured in a poster, “Disease Burden and Healthcare Utilization Among…

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