Research: Paracetamol does nothing for back pain

NEW research has revealed the common household pain killer, paracetamol, may be no better than placebos for back pain.

A study published in the Lancet medical journal found the drug, most commonly used for back pain, examined three groups of people.

Of the three groups were one given paracetamol, one given a placebo and one given nothing to address their back pain, there was no difference in the outcome.