Cannabis and Pain Relief
Intec Pharma is developing an Accordion Pill to deliver either or both of the primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for various indications pain indications.
The Cannabis sativa plant is used for the treatment of chronic pain and a variety of other indications. Previous clinical studies conducted using the whole plant or specific extracts generated evidence of the cannabis analgesic activity. Furthermore, extracts containing known amounts of the active plant driven compounds (mainly THC and CBD) or diverse synthetic THC derivatives are thought to be promising treatments for painful conditions that do not respond properly to currently available treatments, such as chronic, neuropathic and inflammatory pain. 1 2
The cannabis market has significant commercial potential and is projected to represent approximately 10% of the specialty pharmaceutical market over the next five years, or a market of at least $20 billion. 3 According to Global Data, in 2016 the global low back pain drug market was $6.2 billion.