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The University of Queensland in Australia conducted a study examining the safety and efficacy of paracetamol as a pain reliever compared to other drugs. It was found that paracetamol was just as effective in reduce arthritic pain as Celebrex and Ibuprofen. Furthermore, paracetamol produced fewer side effects and was less expensive. Celebrex became infamous for it's recently discovered risk of heart disease. Anti-inflammatories are notorious for their associated risk of stomach ulcers and bleeding. Researchers recommend that all osteoarthritis sufferers should reassess their use of anti-inflammatories.
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About: Paracetamol a safe and effective alternative to other anti-inflammatories
Date: 24 January 2005
Source: Express Newsline
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