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Inflammopharmacology. 1999;7(3):227-47.

Non-NSAID over-the-counter (OTC) remedies for arthritis: good, bad or indifferent?

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Therapeutics Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 4102, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

Abstract

This overview looks at some of the issues involved with the ever-increasing availability of marketed non-prescription products, specifically claiming to treat the pain and inflammation of arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems.The question of whether the buyer is getting (any) value for their money cannot be answered without considering several key issues. These include: (a) reliability of claims; (b) placebo effect (but for how long?);

PMID:
17638094
DOI:
10.1007/s10787-999-0006-z

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