Buckshaw firm launches asthma research campaign

A MEDICAL RESEARCH company is appealing for asthma sufferers to help find new ways to treat the increasingly prevalent disease.

Synexus, which is based at Buckshaw Village, Chorley, is beginning an asthma research campaign.

Figures from asthma charities show than 5.4m people in the UK are currently receiving treatment and the figure is increasing. The condition affects one in 12 adults and one in 11 children.

The NHS spends around a billion pounds a year treating and caring for people with asthma.

It is claimed that an estimated 75 per cent of hospital admissions are avoidable and as many as 90 per cent of deaths from asthma are preventable.

In the run up to the study, which has been mandated by the US-based Food and Drug Administration, Synexus is conducting a Challenge Asthma campaign aimed at raising awareness about asthma and the need for further research.

The campaign is also aimed at encouraging volunteers to join its patient database.

A spokesman for Synexus, said: “Asthma results in significant numbers of days off work and is the most frequent cause of missed days at school.

“It has become a great concern for the health authorities and as such an important part of health education focuses on the early diagnosis and treatment of asthma.

“It is vital that additional research is carried out to find new treatments which may help to reduce the severity of the condition and provide better medications for everyday use to control and treat the symptoms.”

Those who register may be invited to take part in clinical trials.

Although there is no obligation to participate.

Some trials do pay patients for their time and all reimburse out of pocket travelling expenses.

Those who would like to find out more about asthma and clinical studies are asked to go to www.challenge-asthma.com.

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1:52pm Fri 13 Apr 12

Jack Herer says...

I don't know if you were aware but cannabis is one of the safest and most effective medicines against Asthma. Smoking pure cannabis has been proven to stop a full blown asthma attack - no hocus pocus, science in total agreement.

Search for "Tashkin asthma marajuana" on google - he's a leading expert, the first link you'll get was from research he did with others in 1975 proving without doubt the effectiveness of cannabis.

With the "war on drugs" and the constantly skewed "reefer madness" media reporting though, the truth, and therefore the amazing usefulness of this drug to so many people who could benefit, has been shamelessly denied and repressed.

I'm guessing you'll probably not be researching cannabis though for Asthma. Shame. You will one day though I promise. The truth can't be suppressed forever, that's just a fact of life.

We are seeing for ourselves that the tabloids have been lying all this time over a vast multitude of things - they aren't actually nice people it would seem, or at least they are only interested in selling papers. They won't be able to lie for much longer hopefully though, not with the regulation that will surely come from the Leveson inquiry. It means they won't be able to lie about cannabis anymore - because currently they lie through their teeth to demonise it and sell papers.

People die from salbutamol - Ventolin - it's one of it's side effects. A very very rare side effect but it does happen - families torn apart, lives ended in tragedy, funerals for a friend too young. Just from something for Asthma.

Death is never a side effect from cannabis - ever. That's in 1000's of years of use - not one death. There have been plenty for Salbutamol and it's only been around for well less than 50 years.

Salbutamol has other nasty side effects too which cannabis doesn't have. The main side effects from cannabis are happy and hungry.

Like I say, it's a shame complete ignorance prevents Asthma sufferers access to the safest, and one of the most effective, medicines of the lot - cannabis.

Not forever though. The times they are a changin'.
I don't know if you were aware but cannabis is one of the safest and most effective medicines against Asthma. Smoking pure cannabis has been proven to stop a full blown asthma attack - no hocus pocus, science in total agreement. Search for "Tashkin asthma marajuana" on google - he's a leading expert, the first link you'll get was from research he did with others in 1975 proving without doubt the effectiveness of cannabis. With the "war on drugs" and the constantly skewed "reefer madness" media reporting though, the truth, and therefore the amazing usefulness of this drug to so many people who could benefit, has been shamelessly denied and repressed. I'm guessing you'll probably not be researching cannabis though for Asthma. Shame. You will one day though I promise. The truth can't be suppressed forever, that's just a fact of life. We are seeing for ourselves that the tabloids have been lying all this time over a vast multitude of things - they aren't actually nice people it would seem, or at least they are only interested in selling papers. They won't be able to lie for much longer hopefully though, not with the regulation that will surely come from the Leveson inquiry. It means they won't be able to lie about cannabis anymore - because currently they lie through their teeth to demonise it and sell papers. People die from salbutamol - Ventolin - it's one of it's side effects. A very very rare side effect but it does happen - families torn apart, lives ended in tragedy, funerals for a friend too young. Just from something for Asthma. Death is never a side effect from cannabis - ever. That's in 1000's of years of use - not one death. There have been plenty for Salbutamol and it's only been around for well less than 50 years. Salbutamol has other nasty side effects too which cannabis doesn't have. The main side effects from cannabis are happy and hungry. Like I say, it's a shame complete ignorance prevents Asthma sufferers access to the safest, and one of the most effective, medicines of the lot - cannabis. Not forever though. The times they are a changin'. Jack Herer

5:31pm Sat 14 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Jack Herer wrote:
I don't know if you were aware but cannabis is one of the safest and most effective medicines against Asthma. Smoking pure cannabis has been proven to stop a full blown asthma attack - no hocus pocus, science in total agreement.

Search for "Tashkin asthma marajuana" on google - he's a leading expert, the first link you'll get was from research he did with others in 1975 proving without doubt the effectiveness of cannabis.

With the "war on drugs" and the constantly skewed "reefer madness" media reporting though, the truth, and therefore the amazing usefulness of this drug to so many people who could benefit, has been shamelessly denied and repressed.

I'm guessing you'll probably not be researching cannabis though for Asthma. Shame. You will one day though I promise. The truth can't be suppressed forever, that's just a fact of life.

We are seeing for ourselves that the tabloids have been lying all this time over a vast multitude of things - they aren't actually nice people it would seem, or at least they are only interested in selling papers. They won't be able to lie for much longer hopefully though, not with the regulation that will surely come from the Leveson inquiry. It means they won't be able to lie about cannabis anymore - because currently they lie through their teeth to demonise it and sell papers.

People die from salbutamol - Ventolin - it's one of it's side effects. A very very rare side effect but it does happen - families torn apart, lives ended in tragedy, funerals for a friend too young. Just from something for Asthma.

Death is never a side effect from cannabis - ever. That's in 1000's of years of use - not one death. There have been plenty for Salbutamol and it's only been around for well less than 50 years.

Salbutamol has other nasty side effects too which cannabis doesn't have. The main side effects from cannabis are happy and hungry.

Like I say, it's a shame complete ignorance prevents Asthma sufferers access to the safest, and one of the most effective, medicines of the lot - cannabis.

Not forever though. The times they are a changin'.
Oh my god, now you want children in your web of misery. I can just imagine it all them little tykes lined up at the nursery needle exchange with all the others.
You're not doing yourself any favours with this one.
Maybe instead of free milk they can hand out bags of angel dust or even crack rocks for lunch. Then some downers so they can enjoy their afternoon nap at the nursery. Then in order to get them moving for the afternoon session, adrenaline injection straight in the mainline.
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: I don't know if you were aware but cannabis is one of the safest and most effective medicines against Asthma. Smoking pure cannabis has been proven to stop a full blown asthma attack - no hocus pocus, science in total agreement. Search for "Tashkin asthma marajuana" on google - he's a leading expert, the first link you'll get was from research he did with others in 1975 proving without doubt the effectiveness of cannabis. With the "war on drugs" and the constantly skewed "reefer madness" media reporting though, the truth, and therefore the amazing usefulness of this drug to so many people who could benefit, has been shamelessly denied and repressed. I'm guessing you'll probably not be researching cannabis though for Asthma. Shame. You will one day though I promise. The truth can't be suppressed forever, that's just a fact of life. We are seeing for ourselves that the tabloids have been lying all this time over a vast multitude of things - they aren't actually nice people it would seem, or at least they are only interested in selling papers. They won't be able to lie for much longer hopefully though, not with the regulation that will surely come from the Leveson inquiry. It means they won't be able to lie about cannabis anymore - because currently they lie through their teeth to demonise it and sell papers. People die from salbutamol - Ventolin - it's one of it's side effects. A very very rare side effect but it does happen - families torn apart, lives ended in tragedy, funerals for a friend too young. Just from something for Asthma. Death is never a side effect from cannabis - ever. That's in 1000's of years of use - not one death. There have been plenty for Salbutamol and it's only been around for well less than 50 years. Salbutamol has other nasty side effects too which cannabis doesn't have. The main side effects from cannabis are happy and hungry. Like I say, it's a shame complete ignorance prevents Asthma sufferers access to the safest, and one of the most effective, medicines of the lot - cannabis. Not forever though. The times they are a changin'.[/p][/quote]Oh my god, now you want children in your web of misery. I can just imagine it all them little tykes lined up at the nursery needle exchange with all the others. You're not doing yourself any favours with this one. Maybe instead of free milk they can hand out bags of angel dust or even crack rocks for lunch. Then some downers so they can enjoy their afternoon nap at the nursery. Then in order to get them moving for the afternoon session, adrenaline injection straight in the mainline. Keep Darwen Green

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