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Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot

Posted 15 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 – Medical marijuana carries infectious bacteria and fungi that can pose a life-threatening risk to cancer patients who use pot to help with side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests. The study was initially prompted by the death of a man using medical marijuana to combat the side effects of cancer treatment. His death was believed to be caused by a fungus from his marijuana, his doctor said. Study researchers tested 20 different samples of dried marijuana obtained from Northern California dispensaries and found several potentially dangerous pathogens in the samples. The germs found by the researchers wouldn't harm an average pot user, but could be potentially fatal to people whose immune systems have been suppressed, said lead researcher Dr. George Thompson III. "We found basically everything that, if you're really immunosuppressed, you don't want," ... Read more

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Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado

Posted 6 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 – Long-term heavy marijuana use can cause chronic vomiting and abdominal pain in some people, new research suggests. And the syndrome could become more frequent and pervasive as more states legalize use of the drug, according to health experts. Cases of the disorder, which is called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), doubled in Colorado as access to legal marijuana became widespread, said Dr. Kennon Heard. He is chief of medical toxicology for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. "All of the emergency departments in the state now are seeing this on a daily to weekly basis," Heard said. "There are a lot of patients ending up in the emergency room with this, and presumably there are even more who don't come to the emergency room, who just ride it out at home." Patients who develop the syndrome typically smoke marijuana on a daily basis, and have ... Read more

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Marijuana Extract Ill-Suited for Preventing Nausea After Surgery

Posted 13 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 – The active chemical in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), doesn't prevent nausea or vomiting in patients emerging from surgery, new research indicates. "Due to an unacceptable side effect profile and uncertain [anti-nausea] effects, intravenous THC administered at the end of surgery prior to emergence from anesthesia cannot be recommended," said Swiss researchers led by Dr. Lorenz Theiler of the University of Bern. The negative findings were so clear-cut the researchers halted their study early. The study included patients undergoing gynecological or breast surgery who were randomly chosen to receive either intravenous THC or a placebo at the end of surgery. The study was supposed to include about 300 patients, but was stopped after 40. Among those given the marijuana extract, the compound was found to reduce nausea and vomiting risk only 12 percent of the ... Read more

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Post-Op Nausea May Be Hereditary

Posted 1 Jul 2011 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 1 – Nausea and vomiting after waking from general anesthesia may be hereditary, a new study says. DNA samples from 122 patients with severe postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) were analyzed by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They initially identified 41 genetic targets (single nucleotide polymorphisms – SNPs) that might be related to PONV. Further analysis led them to at least one SNP that was common to all the patients, according to the study in the July issue of the journal Anesthesiology. "We hope identification of the SNP will help better predict which patients are more susceptible to PONV and enable anesthesiologists to take appropriate precautions before those patients receive anesthesia," lead author Dr. Piotr K. Janicki said in a news release from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. This is the first study to analyze the genetics of ... Read more

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FDA Approves Strativa Pharmaceuticals' Zuplenz (ondansetron) Oral Soluble Film

Posted 7 Jul 2010 by Drugs.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 2 /PRNewswire/ – Strativa Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zuplenz (ondansetron) oral soluble film for the prevention of postoperative, highly and moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy-induced, and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Zuplenz, a unique formulation of ondansetron, is the first oral soluble film approved by the FDA as a prescription medication. The FDA approval was granted based on clinical study data comparing the bioequivalence of Zuplenz 8 mg to Zofran ODT (orally dissolving tablet) 8 mg. The pharmacokinetic results of these studies demonstrated that a single dose of Zuplenz, taken with or without water and under fed and fasting conditions, was comparable to Zofran ODT. "The FDA approval of Zuplenz marks an important milestone for Strativa as it reinforces our commitment ... Read more

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Easy Way to Prevent Post-Op Nausea?

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 19 – New research suggests that patients need not fear post-operative nausea and vomiting as much if they take dextrose, a form of glucose. "As one of the most common post-operative complications, [vomiting and nausea] remains one of the main causes of decreased patient satisfaction following surgery," said Dr. Susan Dabu-Bondoc of Yale School of Medicine, one of the authors of a new study, in a statement. "Along with discomfort, the adverse effects can be extensive and may include aspiration, wound suture opening, prolonged hospital stays, unanticipated admission after outpatient surgery and delayed return of a patient's ability to function in daily activities." The researchers, who were to release their findings Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in New Orleans, report that they assigned half of 56 surgery patients to receive ... Read more

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