Osteoarthritis: RCT finds duloxetine relieves pain

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Takeaway

  • In a Chinese randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate pain relief in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), the depression medication duloxetine (Cymbalta), a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, provided better pain relief than placebo.

Why this matters

  • More treatmen...