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IACM-Bulletin of December 23, 2007
🏷️ Science — THC reduces chronic pain in patients who do not get sufficient pain relief from opioids
According to a study conducted by researches of Harvard Medical School in Boston THC (dronabinol) was able to reduce pain in 30 patients taking opioids for chronic pain. Phase I of this 2-phase study was a double-blinded trial in which subjects were administered once on three occasions either 10 mg or 20 mg of THC or identical placebo capsules. Phase II was an open-label individually dosed trial of THC as add-on medication to patients on stable doses of opioids.