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Papers: 26 Nov 2022 - 2 Dec 2022

Human Studies

2022 Nov 01

JAMA Netw Open



Placebo Response and Media Attention in Randomized Clinical Trials Assessing Cannabis-Based Therapies for Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.


Gedin F, Blomé S, Pontén M, Lalouni M, Fust J, Raquette A, Vadenmark Lundquist V, Thompson WH, Jensen K
JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Nov 01; 5(11):e2243848.
PMID: 36441553.


Persistent pain is a common and disabling health problem that is often difficult to treat. There is an increasing interest in medicinal cannabis for treatment of persistent pain; however, the limited superiority of cannabinoids over placebo in clinical trials suggests that positive expectations may contribute to the improvements.