Patients Taking Opioids Feel Greater Relief When Associating A Cannabinoid Therapy

A recent Australian study examines a large sample of patients with chronic pain who have been prescribed a treatment with opioids. The objectives include the analysis of the mode of simultaneous intake of cannabis and opioids, its effects on patients suffering from chronic pain and the relationships between demographic and clinical data.

The research on the interactions between cannabis and opiates included more than 1500 people to whom were prescribed medication to reduce the painful symptoms of various acute and chronic diseases excluding cancer. One in six has experienced cannabinoids against pain, while one in four would try this therapy if the law would allow it. The sample of patients who used cannabis for pain is on average younger, suffering from greater pain intensity, with a daily life greatly compromised by the disease and with a greater number of days per year in which it is impossible to perform a...

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