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Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis.

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Published: Eur J Pain. 2016 Jul;20(6):936-48. doi: 10.1002/ejp.818. Epub 2015 Oct 30. Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis. Hammell DC, Zhang LP, Ma F, Abshire SM, McIlwrath SL, Stinchcomb AL, Westlund KN. Abstract BACKGROUND: Current arthritis treatments often have side-effects attributable to active compounds as well as route of administration. Cannabidiol (CBD) attenuates inflammation and pain without side- effects, but CBD is hydrophobic and has poor oral bioavailability. Topical drug application avoids gastrointestinal administration, first pass metabolism, providing more constant plasma levels. METHODS: This study examined efficacy of transdermal CBD for reduction in inflammation...

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