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Glucosamine sulphate, but not glucosamine hydrochloride, effective against osteoarthritis

Clarification is in order for the widely publicized findings of a recent BMJ article entitled: Effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: network meta-analysis.1 The headline of the September 13, 2010, press release declaims: Popular supplements to combat joint pain do not work.2 Since numerous studies, including […]

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New Developments in Cannabinoid-Based Medicine: An Interview with Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

(adapted from Mavericks of Medicine by David Jay Brown) Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D., is the Lionel Jacobson Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has been working on cannabinoid chemistry (a term he coined) for more than forty years. Dr. Mechoulam is recognized as one of the world’s experts on cannabinoid-based […]

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