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Avoid routinely prescribing medicines for non-specific low back pain

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  • Contributors AT contributed to the idea for the article, performed the literature search and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. He is guarantor. RB contributed to the idea for the article and to all revisions of the manuscript and approved the final version. IH contributed to the idea for the article and all revisions of the manuscript and approved the final version. OC co-ordinated patient feedback on early versions of the manuscript, contributed to revisions and approved the final version. CM contributed to the idea for the article, the literature search and all revisions of the manuscript and approved the final version.

  • Funding This work was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) programme grant entitled ’Using healthcare wisely: reducing inappropriate use of tests and treatments' (APP1113532). AT is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. RB is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship. CM is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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