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Letters Paracetamol, spinal pain, and osteoarthritis

Danger of generalising findings on paracetamol for low back pain

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 28 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2220
  1. Rosalind Adam, general practitioner (special interest in pain management)1
  1. 1Great Western Medical Practice, Aberdeen AB15 7YT, UK
  1. rosalindadam{at}

Machado and colleagues state that “paracetamol is ineffective in the treatment of low back pain” and base this conclusion on the analysis of three …

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