“Developing therapies, such as psilocybin, that reduce patients’ stress and anxiety resulting in better quality of life for their remaining time can be very impactful,” considering “the current management of adjustment disorder in palliative care has a low rate of success indicating a big unmet medical need,” Dr. Maresky stated.
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"Danish investigators assessed the twice daily administration of CBD oil (300 mg/daily) in patients receiving either oxaliplatin or paclitaxel-based chemotherapy. Subjects used CBD for a period of eight days immediately following their first cycle of chemotherapy. Patients outcomes were compared to those of similarly matched controls.
Researchers reported that the use of CBD was associated with pronounced improvements in patients’ pain-related outcomes, including cold sensitivity and throat discomfort.
“CBD attenuated early symptoms of CIPN with no major safety concerns,” they concluded. "
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“CBD attenuated early symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy with no major safety concerns,” the study’s authors concluded.
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"The researchers found that advanced cancer patients who used medical cannabis had positive effects. “Ninety-three patients (51.5%) received at least one prescription from a New York licensed marijuana dispensary while 72 (39.13%) were certified but never obtained any medical marijuana,” they wrote. “For patients who took at least one dose of medical marijuana, 48.14% experienced an improvement in pain, 44.95% used fewer opioids, and 85.11% had an improvement in at least one symptom. Adverse effects were low at 3.72%.,” says the study.
The research adds that “medical marijuana appears to have an important role in palliating symptoms of advanced cancers with few adverse effects.” The researchers also called on more studies to determine optimal dose and delivery for patients."
The researchers found that advanced cancer patients who used medical cannabis had positive effects. “Ninety-three patients (51.5%) received at least one...