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Increased duration of OTC painkiller use increases risk of hearing loss


Can you really make this conclusion from an observational study? I remember when a similar observational study linked use of paracetamol to asthma when the more likely hypothesis was that asthmatics use paracetamol because many can't take ibuprofen. I would like to see a controlled study on this before we start alarming the general public.

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