Acetaminophen may not relieve back pain

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According to a new study, acetaminophen isn’t any more effective in alleviating an aching back than letting the pain naturally subside. Researchers in Australia found that patients who took acetaminophen for low back pain had the same recovery time as those who took a placebo, or sugar pill. Via CNN. Posted July 28, 2014. –Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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