When NICE updated its guidelines on prescription drugs for chronic pain in April, millions were left without a way of coping with their conditions – is medical cannabis finally going mainstream?
Around 28 million adults in the UK are living with chronic pain. Until recently, many of those patients, including people suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve pain, endometriosis and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, relied on prescription opioids.
But the dangers of using these drugs long term can be devastating, with statistics showing that of the 115,000 opioid prescriptions written in the UK each day, five result in a death.
– Read the entire article at The Mirror.