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Analgesics for Osteoarthritis—An Update

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The material in this presentation covers the results and conclusions from a systematic comparative effectiveness review entitled Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: An Update of the 2006 Comparative Effectiveness Review. It begins with an introduction to osteoarthritis and nonopioid analgesics for osteoarthritis. It also covers: methods used to plan and execute the systematic review, clinically important questions the review sought to answer, results of the review, evidence-based conclusions about the effectiveness and adverse effects of medications and supplements, gaps in knowledge, and future research needs uncovered by the systematic review.