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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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