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Beta blocker use associated with less joint pain and opioid use in osteoarthritis

Ajai Raj writing in Pain Medicine News reported on a study published in Arthritis Care and Research.  A University of Nottingham trial looked at 873 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. From their prospective observational study they concluded that beta blockers, drugs used commonly for patients with cardiac disease and hypertension helped reduce arthritis related pain. In addition the use of opioids was also reduced. They proposed a randomized trial would better assess these findings.

Comment: Promising I believe.

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