PCOM Announces Medical Marijuana Research Partnership With Organic RemediesFebruary 24, 2020
The partners will be part of the state's first-in-the-nation research program for
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and Organic Remedies are pleased to announce a strategic partnership dedicated to
health outcomes-based research involving cannabinoids and medical marijuana. PCOM
and Organic Remedies have signed a long-term research agreement to study therapeutic
applications of medical marijuana. Initially, their research will focus on chronic
pain and opioid management, the drug’s impact on behavioral health and quality of
life, and trends in usage.
“Pennsylvania remains at the forefront of clinical research on medical marijuana.
We, at PCOM, in partnership with a best-in-class clinical registrant partner, Organic
Remedies, will collaborate with other academic clinical research centers to increase
the pace of discovery,” said Jay S. Feldstein, DO, president and chief executive officer, PCOM. “Only through research will we more
fully understand medical marijuana’s therapeutic applications and improve patients’
PCOM has been approved as a certified Academic Clinical Research Center under Pennsylvania's
Medical Marijuana law since September 2018.
As a state-approved clinical registrant, Organic Remedies will be licensed to grow
and process medical marijuana and open three additional medical marijuana dispensaries.
The organization currently operates three medical marijuana dispensaries in Enola,
Chambersburg and York, Pennsylvania.
“Organic Remedies is honored to have the opportunity to work with such an esteemed
institution as PCOM,” said Organic Remedies CEO Mark Toigo. “This is an important
step toward defining the medicinal value of this plant-based therapy to enrich the
lives of Pennsylvanians and humanity as a whole. We look forward to expanding our
footprint in Pennsylvania to serve more patients by leveraging our patient centric,
personal, high-touch, clinical approach to patient care.”
The goal of the partnership between Organic Remedies with expertise in growing, processing
and dispensing the highest quality medicinal marijuana, and PCOM known for its standard
of excellence in patient care, education and research, is to identify which patients
will benefit from the drug.
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About Organic Remedies
Organic Remedies provides safe, effective medical marijuana therapies to patients
in South Central Pennsylvania. With three dispensaries, located in Enola, Chambersburg
and York, Pennsylvania, Organic Remedies delivers a clinical approach for the utilization
of medical marijuana that is patient focused, collaborative and outcomes based. An
expert team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to helping patients with longstanding
serious medical conditions who have failed to find adequate relief through other therapies.
For more information, visit www.OrganicRemediesPA.com.
About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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