Navigation Links
Marijuana Extract May Not Relieve MS Spasms: Review
Date:12/12/2012

marijuana in its recreational or homegrown form for the treatment of spasticity, which afflicts about 60 percent of MS patients.

That said, the review team noted that many studies were of limited clinical usefulness, given that patients only took Sativex for between six weeks and four months. No study set out to compare Sativex against other standard spasm-control medications, whereas others had patients routinely take Sativex beyond the maximum use (12 sprays daily) approved by U.K. authorities.

However, the British research team did cite one study that was well designed. And the result of that investigation: Sativex patients fared no better than patients not given the drug.

Sativex is by no means a cheap therapy, Phizackerley noted. At roughly $2.25 per spray, it costs upwards of 10 times more than standard spasm-control drugs.

So while acknowledging that additional research is now exploring a range of cannabis extract formulations, including tablets and capsules, he and his colleagues concluded that for the moment there is not yet enough evidence to warrant recommending that doctors and MS patients turn to this medication as a proven approach for the relief of spasms.

Nicholas LaRocca, vice president of health care delivery and policy research with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, said that although the Sativex option is not an approved drug intervention in the United States, "there is obviously a need for additional therapies for the many symptoms of MS."

LaRocca said: "I think this analysis speaks for itself. Clearly, right now there's insufficient data available to recommend Sativex for targeting spasticity. And because it's not available here, we mostly just have anecdotal reporting from patients who go ahead and use marijuana on their own. And there's an inability to verify these reports, which just raises questions about uncontrolled long-term use and safety."

So, LaRocca added, "for now it remains an open
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows no evidence medical marijuana increases teen drug use
2. 1 in 10 Fibromyalgia Patients Uses Marijuana to Ease Pain
3. Diverted Medical Marijuana Use Common Among Teens: Study
4. Adolescents in substance abuse programs report using others med marijuana
5. Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years May Lower IQ Later
6. Marijuana use may increase risk of testicular cancer
7. Algae extract increases good cholesterol levels, Wayne State research finds
8. New options for ease and accuracy in extraction of rare cells or separating blood
9. Deer Antler Velvet Extract to Advertise with MMA World Wide
10. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Adds Prescription Strength Saffron Extract Diet Pills to Their Exhaustive Product Line
11. New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Marijuana Extract May Not Relieve MS Spasms: Review 
(Date:7/12/2014)... Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... spotlighted two types of startups, with awards being bestowed ... new emphasis spotlighted Utah’s outstanding entrepreneur community with recognition ... proving a sustainable model with incoming revenue. , 25 ... from across the state that are under 5 years ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... article released by Seattle's well known plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryan ... cosmetic surgical procedures in summer months . , As ... enliven the rainy Pacific Northwest, many people are turning their ... out as much during the winter as they had planned. ... eager to look their best for their summer vacations, and ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Wright & Schulte ... clients in Just For Men Lawsuits (case #59776/2014), announces ... consumers of reports that allege the popular hair dye, Just ... burns to their face, neck and other areas. In addition ... For Men chemical burns , the advertisements being run by ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 Floor-grade ... of 4.1 out of 5. This above-average score ... been underpinning buyer negotiation power over the three ... Anna Son, “during the period, surging demand for ... associated with new product development, have placed upward ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 The largest pure occupational ... pleased to announce that it will be opening its ... facility will join four Atlanta-based Nova Medical Centers’ locations. ... 3209 Deans Bridge Road, and will be open from ... , “With Nova’s treatment philosophy of rapid return-to-work and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SquareHook is Recognized for UVEF 25 Businesses Under 5 Years-Watch Out 2Health News:Best Summer Cosmetic Surgeries Revealed in Article By Seattle Plastic Surgeon 2Health News:Just for Men Lawsuit News: TV Campaign Launched by Wright & Schulte LLC to Inform Consumers of the Alleged Association between the Popular Hair Dye and Chemical Burns 2Health News:Just for Men Lawsuit News: TV Campaign Launched by Wright & Schulte LLC to Inform Consumers of the Alleged Association between the Popular Hair Dye and Chemical Burns 3Health News:Just for Men Lawsuit News: TV Campaign Launched by Wright & Schulte LLC to Inform Consumers of the Alleged Association between the Popular Hair Dye and Chemical Burns 4Health News:Floor-Grade Instruments Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 2Health News:Floor-Grade Instruments Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 3Health News:Floor-Grade Instruments Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 4Health News:Nova Medical Centers To Open New Facility in Augusta, Georgia 2
... intervention may be more effective, researchers say , , SUNDAY, ... rheumatoid arthritis could be identified and enrolled in clinical ... type of assessment and excluded two traditional assessments, according ... at 292 people, average age 54, seen at the ...
... at American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Examines ... Glaucoma as Manifestation of a Larger Disease, NEW ORLEANS, ... the eye. For most of the 20th century, it was ... an,increasing number of non-pressure-dependent risk factors have been,identified, suggesting that ...
... Showed That Over a 6 Month Period, Nasacort AQ ... Significant Adrenal Suppression in This Same Age ... at,the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) ... Nasal Spray may be used safely and effectively to ...
... factor, study finds, urging greater outreach to bridge racial gap ... from transplant centers doesn,t explain why black Americans with end-stage ... placed on the kidney transplant waiting list, researchers say. ... end-stage renal (kidney) disease patients in Georgia and the Carolinas ...
... 9 Four members of the same,family, who ... Medicare Equipment,(DME) companies and Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities ... for Medicare fraud, Assistant,Attorney General Alice S. Fisher ... Acosta of the Southern District of Florida announced ...
... Nov. 9 After several years of litigation,Merck has ... Vioxx. The,medication was pulled off the market in 2004 ... heart attacks and strokes. It is one of the,largest ... Smiljanich is pleased this long process is,coming to a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Test Criteria Spots Rheumatoid Arthritis Sooner 2Health News:Looking at Glaucoma as a Systemic Disease 2Health News:Looking at Glaucoma as a Systemic Disease 3Health News:New Data Presented at ACAAI Informs on the Safety and Efficacy of Nasacort AQ Nasal Spray in a Trial of Children Aged 2-5 Years Old with Year-Round Allergic Rhinitis 2Health News:New Data Presented at ACAAI Informs on the Safety and Efficacy of Nasacort AQ Nasal Spray in a Trial of Children Aged 2-5 Years Old with Year-Round Allergic Rhinitis 3Health News:New Data Presented at ACAAI Informs on the Safety and Efficacy of Nasacort AQ Nasal Spray in a Trial of Children Aged 2-5 Years Old with Year-Round Allergic Rhinitis 4Health News:New Data Presented at ACAAI Informs on the Safety and Efficacy of Nasacort AQ Nasal Spray in a Trial of Children Aged 2-5 Years Old with Year-Round Allergic Rhinitis 5Health News:New Data Presented at ACAAI Informs on the Safety and Efficacy of Nasacort AQ Nasal Spray in a Trial of Children Aged 2-5 Years Old with Year-Round Allergic Rhinitis 6Health News:Blacks in Poor Areas Less Likely to Be On Kidney Transplant Lists 2Health News:Four Miami Health Care Company Owners Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison For Medicare Fraud 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 11, 2014  Major advances in radiation ... are being highlighted in a three-day Oncology Summit ... from 10-12 July, 2014.  Renowned national and international cancer experts ... practices and exchange knowledge on modern technologies making ... efficient. The Summit will address ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... and analog IC solutions, today announced that it will ... 2014, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern ... fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 2014. ... 1-888-556-4997 before 6:50 a.m. Pacific time on July 24, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... it has completed the sale to Galderma of all ... or held by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, ... which recently completed its acquisition of Galderma. ... our products to a company that is firmly committed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 2Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 3Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 4Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 5
Iems Incubator/Shaker expansion module for 2 module incubator/shaker. high performance microplate incubator and orbital shaker. It's superior temperature control and efficient orbital shaking reduce ...
... are designed to give reliable performance for all ... on/off button, power supply socket and fuse holder ... unit. The speed knob is located on the ... from a minimum 950 rpm to a maximum ...
The BD LSR II can be configured with up to four fixed alignment lasers and the ability to detect up to 15 colors, utilizing a revolutionary optical design. The BD LSR II can be configured with a 488 ...
... especially suited for cell analysis and ... allows to analyze scatter signals in ... channels. Data acquisition, analysis, and real-time ... PC employing Partec DPAC software, built-in ...
Medicine Products: