Review supports move away from OA ‘analgesic ladder’

A review that finds opioids and NSAIDs provide similar pain relief in people with OA is further evidence that we should move away from the concept of an ‘analgesic ladder’, an expert says. The exploratory network meta-analysis by researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston involved 27 treatment arms (9 celecoxib, 4 non-selective ...

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