Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

In a new study of patients who showed up to an emergency department with acute pain in their shoulders, arms, hips or legs, researchers found that a cocktail of two non-addictive, over-the-counter drugs relieved pain just as well as - and maybe just a little better than - a trio of opioid pain medications widely prescribed under such circumstances.

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