A Study of Medication for Knee Osteoarthritis Points the Way to New Methods for Ranking Drugs’ Effectiveness

February 24, 2015

(Medical Xpress) – Bannuru and his colleagues compared the effectiveness of various treatments for pain caused by knee osteoarthritis, one of the most common complaints among older people. Using data from 137 studies, the researchers compared the relative efficacy of five oral pain pills, including acetaminophen and ibuprofen (the generic versions of Tylenol and Advil), and two injectable drugs, and oral and injectable placebos.