One World Cannabis Looks to Provide Alternative to NSAIDs
July 15th, 2015
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OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. [stockquote symbol=OWCP], an Israeli-based developer of cannabinoid-based therapies targeting a variety of different indications, recently announced that it has filed two provisional patent applications related to the development of two unique formulations that include cannabis extracts and a new delivery system to treat fibromyalgia and migraines without the use of potentially dangerous NSAIDs.
“Chronic pain represents an emerging public health issue of massive proportions,” said Dr. Yehuda Baruch, Director of Research and Regulatory Affairs. “In light of the latest FDA calling on NSAIDs makers, One World Cannabis believes that our cannabis-based products and treatments will be an effective and safe alternative to acute and chronic treatment of pain.”
The news comes after the FDA recently announced to increase existing heart attack and stroke warnings for both over-the-counter and prescription non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are typically used to treat chronic pain. The cannabis-based novel treatment employed by One World Cannabis could be an alternative to NSAIDs to treat long-lasting pain and fever from many different long- and short-term medical conditions.
In addition, the company’s cannabis-based treatment will provide physicians, as well as patients, with the ability to control and administrate optimal dosage, thus offering an alternative to current delivery systems that are not acceptable to scientists and physicians, such as smoking marijuana, edibles and oil extracts with no substantial dosage control.
The company plans to begin a clinical study targeting fibromyalgia in the fourth quarter of this year, while its migraine research will begin around the same time.
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