Paracetamol ‘not clinically effective’ in treating osteoarthritis pain or improving physical function

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In a large-scale analysis of pain-relief medication for osteoarthritis, researchers found that paracetamol does not meet the minimum standard of clinical effectiveness in reducing pain or improving physical function in patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis. Although paracetamol was slightly better than placebo, researchers at the University of Bern conclude that, taken on its own, paracetamol has no role in the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis, irrespective of dose. Via Medical Xpress. Posted March 17, 2016.

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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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