One of the Sunday symposia at this year’s Euroanaesthesia was an intriguing session on new indications for old molecules.
The first talk was on the role of cannabinoids for pain control, given by Caterina Aurilio, Professor in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy.
She said: “Cannabis has been used for millennia to reduce pain and other somatic and psychological symptoms. Cannabinoids today have been studied in depth. They are a group of chemical compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors; they include the phytocannabinoids