Cannabinoids no good for advanced cancer pain: study
Cannabinoids cannot be recommended for chronic pain in adult patients with advanced cancer as they are no more effective than placebo, UK researchers say.
Their systematic review and meta-analysis showed no difference in pain scores between clinically relevant cannabinoids and placebo. But it did find a higher risk of adverse events with the active agents.
Six randomised controlled trials, including phase 2 and 3 studies, were included in the review. The meta-analysis included five trials with 1442 patients