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2012-05-24 23:17:22

UCSF scientists aim to use embryonic stem cells for treatment Chronic pain, by definition, is difficult to manage, but a new study by UCSF scientists shows how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them. The researchers, working with mice, focused on treating chronic pain that arises from nerve injury -- so-called neuropathic pain. In their study, published...

Anticonvulsant Drug Helps Marijuana Smokers Kick The Habit
2012-04-24 10:40:34

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found clinical evidence that the drug gabapentin, currently on the market to treat neuropathic pain and epilepsy, helps people to quit smoking marijuana (cannabis). Unlike traditional addiction treatments, gabapentin targets stress systems in the brain that are activated by drug withdrawal. In a 12-week trial of 50 treatment-seeking cannabis users, those who took gabapentin used less cannabis, experienced fewer withdrawal symptoms such as...

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2011-06-29 05:45:00

A clinical trial of gabapentin, an epilepsy drug, may have been a "seeding trial" that was used by the pharmaceutical company purely for promotional purposes and to increase prescriptions, according to researchers from Yale School of Medicine. Joseph Ross, M.D. and his colleagues at Yale describe a seeding trial as "a clinical trial conducted primarily for marketing purposes and intended to promote the drug and increase prescribing by exposing physician-investigators to it." Researchers from...


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