Role of Community Pharmacies for the Detection of Potentially Inappropriate Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor Prescriptions

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BACKGROUND Xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitors are largely the treatment of choice for gout, but allopurinol is often inappropriately used for asymptomatic hyperuricemia. There is little evidence that allopurinol is useful in preventing cardiovascular diseases and therapeutic decisions must the balance the expected benefit with the potential harm. OBJECTIVE… (More)

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