Effectiveness of paracetamol questioned by researchers

July 24, 2014 1:17 AM

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LONDON: In a surprising finding, Paracetamol, which has been the world's most recommended first-line pain killer for acute low-back pain, has been found to be no better than a dud.

Researchers will announce on Thursday in the world's leading medical journal The Lancet that paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving pain levels, function, sleep or quality of life.

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