Marijuana and Chronic Nonmalignant Pain in Adolescents.

submitted by: WentzMR
In a July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Dr. Tracy Harrison, an Anesthesiologist, and Director of the Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program, and the Acute and Chronic Pain Service at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, explains the concerns of analgesic marijuana use in adolescents suffering from chronic pain and advocates for the benefit of return to normal routines to enhance improvement in pain management. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/kp35w38

Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: alex01

Gregory Rose from PharmExperts.com interviews J. Buccafusco (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA) about his development of new anti-Altzheimer drugs, designed to act by multiple mechanisms to improve congnition. Desensitization of nicotinic receptors is one of the novel approaches proposed by Buccafusco. Three of his compounds are currently in advanced preclinical evaluation.