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A biochemical comparison of alclofenac and D-penicillamine in rheumatoid arthritis.
  1. H A Bird,
  2. J S Dixon,
  3. M E Pickup,
  4. M R Lee,
  5. V Wright


    In view of the claim that alclofenac has a specific antirheumatoid action a detailed biochemical study has been made over a 6-month period of 2 groups of patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving either alclofenac or D-penicillamine for the first time. We found no biochemical evidence and little clinical evidence that alclofenac had a 'penicillamine-like' effect in rheumatoid arthritis.

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