[Use of glucosamine does not reduce the need for other pain-relieving drugs].

@article{Berge2010UseOG,
  title={[Use of glucosamine does not reduce the need for other pain-relieving drugs].},
  author={Hilde Moseby Berge and Svein Gjelstad and Kari Furu and J{\o}r{\'u}nd Straand},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  year={2010},
  volume={130 15},
  pages={
          1463-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Since 2004, glucosamine has been available as a prescription drug for symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to characterize glucosamine utilization patterns, and patients' concomitant use of other analgesics, as well as the prescribers' medical specialty. MATERIAL AND METHODS We searched the Norwegian Prescription Database for all glucosamine prescriptions dispensed during the years 2004, 2005 and 2006, and prescriptions for analgesics… Expand