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Is pamidronate effective for acute rheumatic pain?
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    Dear Editor,

    I read with immense interest the e-letter on the analgesic effect of pamidronate.In fact I have been observing this effect with alendronate for past couple of years. When I prescribe weeky alendronate for my patients who also have rheumatoid arthritis, they come back requesting for the weekly dose to be prescribed daily. The symptom relief however lasts only for the day the dose is administered. In...

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