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Dal researchers target cannabinoid receptors with new line of pain relief products
Pain specialists and scientists at Dalhousie Medical School are on the brink of answering that call. They’ve launched a company, Panag Pharma Inc., through which they’re developing a list of non-addictive pain-relieving products containing cannabinoids and similar compounds found in cannabis and other plants.
“Because none of the ingredients is a controlled substance, people will be able to use the cream without a prescription,” says Panag’s chief scientific officer, Dr. Melanie Kelly, a professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences who’s been studying cannabinoids and their receptors for more than 20 years. “Health Canada has approved it to be sold over the counter as a natural product; we hope to see it on the market in 2018.”
By pressing ahead with well-researched, precisely formulated and targeted products, Panag Pharma aims to offer safe, reliable and effective alternatives for a range of painful and inflammatory conditions — free of unwanted side effects.
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