Managing osteoarthritis of the knee

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7492.673-a (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:673

Glucosamine-chondroitin should be prescribed by doctors

  1. Roger Chalmers, full time NHS locum general practitioner (rachalmers@onetel.com)
  1. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 3TE

    EDITOR—In his editorial on the management of osteoarthritis of the knee MacAuley recommended glucosamine-chondroitin as an off prescription preparation.1 Can anyone explain why it is usually recommended so, despite evidence of efficacy that is as good or better than most non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), …

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