Ibupro­fen/parac­eta­mol = opi­oids for trauma

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ADDING even more fuel to the fire of the reschedul­ing de­bate is new re­search from US emer­gency depart­ment doc­tors who found that a com­bi­na­tion of Ibupro­fen with parac­eta­mol works just as well as a com­bi­na­tion of any of three dif­fer­ent opi­oids with parac­eta­mol in re­duc­ing pain brought on from a sprain, strain or frac­ture in the arms or legs.

The study au­thors from Al­bany Med­i­cal Col­lege, Al­bany, New York ran­domised 416 pa­tients (ages 21 to 64 years) with mod­er­ate to se­vere acute ex­trem­ity pain in two ur­ban emer­gency de­part­ments to re­ceive dif­fer­ent com­bi­na­tions of anal­ge­sia, with no im­por­tant dif­fer­ences in ef­fi­cacy ob­served.

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