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The other expert is offline, but I will be happy to help you.Salsalate is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Specifically it is a salicylate (like aspirin). One of the reported advantages of this medication is that it seems to be less likely to cause gastrointestinal bleeding than aspirin and other members of the salicylate class.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7027430http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2181673This is a drug that has been used for years, but recently research has suggested that it may also have benefits in treating diabetes or prediabetes.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21938543http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22784842I hope this information has been helpful. Please let me know if you need additional information.