AHRQ Releases New Resources for Comparing Osteoarthritis Pain Medications
AHRQ has released new clinician summaries; continuing education activities; and a slide set that expand on a recent update to a research report comparing the effectiveness and safety of analgesics in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Overall, no clear differences in effectiveness of different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were found, but there were potentially important differences in the risk of serious harms, the report found. The update, Analgesics for Osteoarthritis - An Update of the 2006 Comparative Effectiveness Review includes new research that better addresses the comparative effectiveness and safety of oral and topical medications.
Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: An Update of the 2006 Comparative Effectiveness Review
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