Airing Pain 114: You, Your Drugs, and the Law: Gabapentinoids and medicinal cannabis
How does the law affect people who use drugs to manage their pain?
This edition of Airing Pain is funded by Foundation Scotland
On 1 April 2019 Pregabalin and Gabapentin, drugs recommended for the management of neuropathic pain, were re-classified as class C controlled substances.
Medicinal Cannabis: Is it safe? Does it work for pain? Is it legal?
Where do people who use these drugs to manage their chronic pain now stand within UK law?
- Blair Smith, Consultant in Pain Medicine at NHS Tayside, and National Lead Clinician for Chronic Pain in Scotland
- Steve Alexander, Associate Professor in Molecular Pharmacology at Nottingham University
- Cameron Rashide who lives with neuropathic pain.
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