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2022 Feb

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci



Long-term Cannabis-based oil therapy and pain medications prescribing patterns: an Italian observational study.


Nunnari P, Ladiana N, Ceccarelli G, Notaro P
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2022 Feb; 26(4):1224-1234.
PMID: 35253178.


Chronic pain is one of the most common medical conditions in developed countries. The 2020 Italian National Report on Medicines shows how, in the last years, there was a light but constant increase in the prescription of pain medications. The purpose of our study was to assess the effects of long-term cannabis-based oil consumption on the distribution of patients with analgesics prescriptions for chronic pain in a Pain Medicine Unit in Northern Italy.