Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study
In a new study of patients who showed up to an emergency department with acute pain in their shoulders, arms, hips or legs, researchers found that a cocktail of two non-addictive, over-the-counter drugs relieved pain just as well as - and maybe just a little better than - a trio of opioid pain medications widely prescribed under such circumstances.

In a new study of patients who showed up to an emergency department with acute pain in their shoulders, arms, hips or legs, researchers found that a cocktail of two non-addictive, over-the-counter drugs relieved pain just as well as - and maybe just a little better than — a trio of opioid pain medications widely prescribed under such circumstances.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North america
  • International Society for Hip Artgroscopy