Last updated on: 5/28/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Camille B. Carroll, PhD Biography

Title:
Clinical Research Fellow at the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Seventeen patients completed the RCT (randomized placebo-controlled crossover study). Cannabis was well tolerated, and had no pro- or antiparkinsonian action. There was no evidence for a treatment effect on levodopa-induced dyskinesia as assessed by the UPDRS [Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale], or any of the secondary outcome measures.

Conclusions: Orally administered cannabis extract resulted in no objective or subjective improvement in dyskinesias or parkinsonism.”

“Cannabis For Dyskinesia In Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Double-blind Crossover Study,” Neurology, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Clinical Research Fellow at the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Department of Neurology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
Education:
  • PhD, school unknown
Other:
  • None found