Last updated on: 11/25/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Jeremy R. Johnson, MBChB Biography

Title:
Medical Director at the Shropshire and Mid Wales Severn Hospice
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The primary analysis of change from baseline in mean pain Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) score was statistically significantly in favor of THC:CBD compared with placebo… This study shows that THC:CBD extract is efficacious for relief of pain in patients with advanced cancer pain not fully relieved by strong opioids.”

“Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of THC:CBD Extract and THC Extract in Patients with Intractable Cancer-Related Pain,” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management website, Nov. 6, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Medical Director, Shropshire and Mid Wales Severn Hospice
  • Consultant, Specialist Palliative Care, Severn Hospice
  • Principal Invesitgator, palliative care study sponsored by GW Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Education:
  • MBChB (Combined Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery/Chirurgery degree), University of Birmingham
Other:
  • None found