The NIH Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT)

  title={The NIH Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT)},
  author={National Center For Complimentary And Alternative},
  journal={Journal of Pain \& Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy},
  pages={39 - 43}
Americans continue to spend millions of dollars annually on glucosamine and chondroitin for symptoms of osteoarthritis. These agents are classified as dietary supplements, not as drugs, per se. Therefore, they do not meet the requirements of the FDA to be classified as drugs. This study was designed to determine if glucosamine and chondroitin are effective for osteoarthritis pain. This report was adapted from an online publication by the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative… 
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