I talked to the pharmacist about taking something for my back and hip pain and she (well, the student pharmacist - she wouldn't let me talk to the real pharmacist) recommended that I take the glucosamine/chondroitin supplement as opposed to the Lakota. She felt that the Lakota had less proof than the the other stuff. I asked whether or not I should take the glucosamine/chondroitin with MSM and she said that some people felt the MSM helped but that she had no recommendation about it.
I picked some up without the MSM (it was the first bottle I reached for) and I started taking that last night. I'll try it with the MSM next time; if that doesn't work, I'll try the Lakota.