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Letters Paracetamol, spinal pain, and osteoarthritis

Authors’ reply to Adam and to Veal and Thompson

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 28 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2223
  1. Gustavo C Machado, PhD student1,
  2. Chris G Maher, director1,
  3. Manuela L Ferreira, associate professor1
  1. 1George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
  1. gmachado{at}

We understand Adam and Veal and Thompson’s desire to see a different result,1 2 3 where the status of paracetamol as an effective pain relief could at least be preserved for elderly …

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