Brno doctors have issued 550 cannabis prescriptions in 2019
More patients are using medical cannabis than ever before. This year, doctors from qave given 550 prescriptions for three kilograms of medical cannabis to 180 patients in the first eight months, said hospital spokeswoman Dana Lipovska today. Much more than last year when they prescribed only 2.5 kilograms of cannabis. Hospital cannabis prescribes primarily for pain in cancer, degenerative or autoimmune diseases.
St. Anne’s University Hospital was the first state medical facility to begin medical cannabis treatment. It was the first company in the past to produce cannabis tablets. “Therapeutic cannabis is a great medicine. With good use, it is an excellent addition to classical pain management. It directly affects pain, but also other accompanying symptoms of chronic pain such as insomnia or anxiety. , “said Radovan Hřib, head physician of the Center for the Treatment of Pain of the Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation Clinic of St. Anne’s University Hospital. Anna in Brno.
More and more doctors are involved in cannabis treatment in the Czech Republic. From the beginning of the year to the end of August, he was prescribed over nine kilograms to his patients, last year only over two kilograms at the same time. “One third concerned the St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno, where the use of cannabis in capsules and with the help of a vaporizer was introduced for the first time,” Lipovská said. She reminded that this year’s novelty is the launch of research into medical cannabis, which is being carried out by the hospital and its International Clinical Research Center. Effects on patients will be investigated. This could increase the use of cannabis for other diseases or lead to negotiations on reimbursement by insurance companies. Insurance companies have not yet paid medical cannabis. Cannabis costs about 130 to 170 crowns per gram. The patient takes 30 grams the most, so it can cost several thousand a month.