Khiron presents its first research study with 1,400 patients
Results of a 12-month observational study presented at the International Pain Conference in Colombia to September 25e, 2021
- 1st research study of its kind with a large patient base for medical cannabis in Latin America
- 1,453 patients over a 12-month period, treated in the Khiron Zerenia clinics in Colombia, using Khiron’s CBD and THC oral sublingual medical cannabis oils
- 80% of patients with a positive clinical response for chronic pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, spasticity and depression
TORONTO, October 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (“Khiron” or the “Company”) (TSXV: KHRN) (OTCQX: KHRNF) (Frankfurt: A2JMZC), a vertically integrated international cannabis leader with core operations in Latin America and Europe, is pleased to announce that the Company has presented the results of its first research study including 1,453 patients from Zerenia clinics belonging to Khiron at 29e International Pain Conference in Barranquilla, Colombia, organized by ACED, the Colombian chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
The study, titled “Prescribing models and clinical outcomes in a cohort of patients receiving progressive therapy with cannabinoids for medical use in Colombia“, is a longitudinal and retrospective cohort study including 1,453 patients receiving treatment with medical cannabis in clinics belonging to Khiron in Colombia, Zerenia and ILANS.
The scope of the research was to capture measures of patient-reported outcomes (PROMS) and measures of patient-reported experience (PREMS) of the overall efficacy, adherence and side effects of oral formulations. including cannabinoid content for the treatment of different health problems with a variety of patient bases over a twelve month period.
The research protocol has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Scientific Committee and the Research Ethics Committee of the Universidad del Bosque, in Colombia, one of the region’s leading medical research institutions.
Demographic results indicated that most patients were female (73%) with an average age of 59.3 years, in stark contrast to the results of Project T21, the UK’s first medical cannabis registry supported by Khiron Life Sciences. since its founding in 2019. Patients in the study were primarily diagnosed with chronic non-cancerous pain (77%), followed by nausea and vomiting (8%), insomnia (6%), anxiety ( 5%), spasticity and depression, among others, and up to 68% of patients saw the cost of their medical cannabis prescription covered by Social Security in Colombia. Study results show a positive clinical response reported by patients in over 80% of participants, with only minor side effects associated with treatment.
“Research and scientific data are essential in convincing physicians and policymakers around the world of the benefits of medical cannabis to treat the conditions prevalent in every company and every market we target. After a year of compiling information and going through a very detailed approval process, we are very proud to share the results of this one-of-a-kind clinical study in Latin America with such a large patient base. This is just the start of our ongoing research program. We look forward to sharing the results of this first cohort study with the international medical public through peer-reviewed specialist publications so that physicians around the world can continue to drive prescription growth in a safe and responsible manner, ” commented Allvaro Torres, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company.
About Khiron Life Sciences Corp.
Khiron is a leading vertically integrated international medical cannabis company with primary activities in Latin America and Europe. Leveraging wholly owned health clinics and proprietary telemedicine platforms, Khiron combines a patient-centered approach, physician training programs, scientific expertise, product innovation and agricultural infrastructure to foster prescriptions and brand loyalty with patients around the world. The Company has a commercial presence in Colombia, Peru, Germany, United Kingdom and Brazil and is able to start sales in Mexico. The company is headed by the co-founder and CEO, Allvaro Torres, with an experienced and diverse management team and board of directors.
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