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The Pediatric Forum
December 2000

Pain Indication in Circumcision

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154(12):1275. doi:

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Our study clearly demonstrated that combined analgesia and anesthesia is more effective than EMLA cream alone. Dr Taddio's previous financial relationship is acknowledged in the original study,1 which is clearly referenced in the article; the study in question was not funded by AstraZeneca LP. We had no financial relationship with AstraZeneca LP during this study and the results we obtained clearly do not demonstrate the efficacy of EMLA cream as a single modality. Hill's claim that we are more interested in the promotion of EMLA reflects his bias against circumcision and any products that may be associated with it.

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