Arthritis patients adjust to managing joint pain without OTC codeine

Paracetamol/ibuprofen has become the most popular replacement for OTC codeine for patients with arthritis, according to anecdotal reports by pharmacists. The up-scheduling of low-dose codeine medicines, which came into effect on February 1, was hailed as a win for evidence-based medicine but there were predictions of short-term fall out for some rhuematology patients, such as ...

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