Everyday Health - “Medical Marijuana Making You Forgetful? Advil Could Help”

 – November 21, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

Medical marijuana has taken hold in several states and gained the backing of several prominent doctors, but one of the problematic side effects of the drug, which makes supporters hesitant of long-term use, is the memory loss that often accompanies its use. Luckily, a solution is in sight — over-the-counter painkillers, such as Advil, might be the perfect antidote to the problem, according to a new, small study on mice. “It was quite a remarkable study, as it worked out very complicated pathways in great detail,” said Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Professor in Alzheimer’s Research, Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Learn more