Medicinal cannabis ‘false hope’ for chronic pain sufferers – pain doctors

first_imgRadio NZ News 12 July 2019Family First Comment: “…the largest review on the effects of chronic non-cancer pain showed medicinal cannabis did not work for most patients. You have to treat 24 patients to find one patient who has a 30 percent or more reduction in their pain, 23 out of 24 patients won’t even get a 30 percent reduction in their pain,”Pain management doctors are worried the hype of medicinal cannabis is giving chronic pain patients false hope.The Ministry of Health has released proposed regulations on how GPs and specialists could prescribe medicinal cannabis products.The regulations are now open for public feedback.Christchurch-based pain medicine specialist John Alchin said the largest review on the effects of chronic non-cancer pain showed medicinal cannabis did not work for most patients.“You have to treat 24 patients to find one patient who has a 30 percent or more reduction in their pain, 23 out of 24 patients won’t even get a 30 percent reduction in their pain,” he said.Dr Alchin said other medications for chronic pain had been proven to be much better than cannabinoids.However, he said scientific reviews had also showed it could be very effective for paediatric epilepsy, pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis, or for those with nausea from chemotherapy.“It’s not a blanket solution for everything but that’s the way it’s being presented – it’s the new ‘miracle drug’ – but that’s not what the data shows,” he said.READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/394227/medicinal-cannabis-false-hope-for-chronic-pain-sufferers-pain-doctorslast_img read more

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bettingexpert’s Harris cedes Tipster Challenge lead at Haydock

first_img 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.839.34 3Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 4Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 5Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 6Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 7Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 bettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points. RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Share OneBet’s Sarah Shannon assumed the lead in the Tipster Challenge after bettingexpert’s average return dropped below 10 points for the first time at Haydock.Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru from the bettingexpert community, could only manage a single victory on his ‘Nap of the Day’ Dance Diva (13/8), for a total of 3.25.Meanwhile, Sun Bets PR Manager Tim Reynolds entered in third place after picking up a creditable 5.00 points from wins for Dance Diva and Ottonian in the day’s opening race.Race Winners at Haydock:Ottonian – 7/4Dance Diva – 13/8Fire Brigade – 4/1Addeybb – 100/30Merlin – 4/1Marmajuke Bay – 16/1Uae King – 6/5Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020center_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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