Paracetamol effectiveness questioned

1 April 2015: An Australian review was published, warning that paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis. Speaking to BBC Online, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) spokesperson Roger Knaggs said: “There are other medicines, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids, which may provide better pain relief, but these are associated with a range of other side-effects. Anybody with concerns about whether taking paracetamol could cause harm should discuss their concerns with their GP or pharmacist.”

The RPS was also interviewed by ITV News and BBC Radio Scotland on this topic.

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, Paracetamol effectiveness questioned;Online:DOI:10.1211/PJ.2015.20068325

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