Tilray Medical Cannabis Product Shows Promise Reducing Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Chemotherapy in World First Clinical Trial

Founding member of the EUMCA Tilray has reported that a clinical trial on its GMP medicinal cannabis product shows promise of reducing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

The results, published in the Annals of Oncology, found a significant improvement in the control of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. A quarter of the patients taking medicinal cannabis experienced no vomiting and nausea, compared to 14 percent of people who took a placebo.

 

“If we are to achieve harmonised medicinal cannabis prescribing across Europe, then it is clinical research that demonstrates medicinal cannabis conforms with acknowledged scientific standards of quality, safety and efficacy, that will provide equitable access to patients.” Commented Sita Schubert, General Secretary of the EUMCA. 

Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production, and distribution, today announced that Australian researchers have published preliminary results finding that one of the company’s GMP-produced products is showing promise reducing nausea and vomiting for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in a world’s first clinical trial.

Results published in Annals of Oncology found a significant improvement in the control of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. A quarter of the patients taking medicinal cannabis experienced no vomiting and nausea, compared to 14 percent of people who took a placebo. The pilot phase of the study ran for two-and-a-half years with 81 participants enrolled. To be included in the study, patients had to have already experienced nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy despite having taken nausea prevention medication.

“The side-effects associated with chemotherapy are some of the primary causes of treatment discontinuation”, says Philippe Lucas, Vice President of Global Patient Research and Access at Tilray, “so improving the control of nausea and vomiting can not only improve the quality of life of patients, by allowing those affected by cancer to complete their treatment it can also potentially save lives.”

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