Eli Lilly Drug Cymbalta Effective In Fighting Back Pain

August 27, 2008

A new study released on the Eli Lilly and Co.depression drug Cymbalta has revealed that the drug is effective in fighting back pain........Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study released on the Eli Lilly and Co.depression drug Cymbalta has revealed that the drug is effective in fighting back pain.

Researchers carried out a 13-week trial on roughly 230-patients.

The idea behind the trial was to try and see how effective Cymbalta could be in fighting back pain.

Half in the study were treated with Cymbalta, while the other half were treated with a placebo.

After the 13 weeks, 31% of those who took Cymbalta experienced a 50% reduction in their chronic lower back pain, compared to just a 19% reduction in those on the placebo.

The study was presented at the annunal conference of the European Federation of Neurological Societies in Madrid.


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