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Topical NSAIDs were found in a meta-analysis to be significantly more effective than placebo in reducing persistent pain from musculoskeletal conditions.

Derry S, Moore R, Rabbie R. Topical NSAIDs for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Adults. Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews. 2012; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007400.pub2/abstract;jsessionid=59B047BE4B4F53FCE12F2A8B0DFFF782.d03t02?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false

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Title
Topical NSAIDs for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Adults
Publication
Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Derry S, Moore R, Rabbie R
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