Medicines update

The benefits of using glucosamine supplements to treat chronic knee pain are being questioned following new research, in the latest medicines update.

Benefits of glucosamine supplements questioned

A short-term study found that oral glucosamine supplementation is not associated with a lessening of knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, indicate that glucosamine does not decrease pain or