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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Oct 26

Expert Opin Drug Saf

The safety of medications used to treat peripheral neuropathic pain, part 2 (opioids, cannabinoids and other drugs): review of double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials.


Cuménal M, Selvy M, Kerckhove N, Bertin C, Morez M, Courteix C, Busserolles J, Balayssac D
Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2020 Oct 26.
PMID: 33103931.


Peripheral neuropathic pain is a highly disabling condition for patients and a challenge for physicians. Although many drugs have been assessed in scientific studies, few have demonstrated clear clinical efficacy against neuropathic pain. Moreover, the paucity of data regarding their safety raises the question of the benefit-risk ratio when used in patients experiencing peripheral neuropathies.