Pace, Nicholas A_ 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US NY: LTE: Marijuana Use Is DangerousMon, 30 Jun 2008
Source:Daily Star, The (NY) Author:Pace, Nicholas A. Area:New York Lines:64 Added:06/30/2008

In response to your editorial of June 7, "Medical marijuana makes sense":

The last international NYU Medical conference on Marijuana and Medicine (Humana Press), showed that the active psychotropic pharmacological agent in marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, did provide properties for possible medical use.

The use of THC has been narrowed to an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients and an anti-emetic in cancer chemotherapy. As an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients, it is not effective since they have an infection with a protein diathesis.

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2 US NY: LTE: Medical Marijuana, Pro and ConWed, 26 Apr 2006
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Pace, Nicholas A. Area:New York Lines:44 Added:04/28/2006

To the Editor:

I compliment the Food and Drug Administration for its truthful report indicating that are "no sound scientific studies" supporting the medical use of marijuana.

I am an addiction specialist and practicing physician who has studied marijuana for three decades and who co-directed two conferences on marijuana, including a 1998 international conference at New York University.

At this conference, 51 papers presented failed to show that marijuana had any practical therapeutic value. This included use in anorexic H.I.V. patients, who continued to lose weight despite using marijuana.

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3 US: Wire: Alcohol And The Holidays: How To Drink SafelyThu, 17 Dec 1998
Source:Associated Press Author:Pace, Dr. Nicholas Area:United States Lines:28 Added:12/17/1998

Rum-spiked eggnog. Port in front of a fire. A bubbly toast on New Year's Eve. Sometimes, alcohol seems to be synonymous with holiday festivities. Yet alcohol is a potent drug with possibly devastating health effects. Can you mix alcohol and the holidays safely? It depends on who you are and how you do it. Here is a primer of alcohol do's and don'ts for the holidays:

Don't ever drink if you are an alcoholic. There is absolutely no degree of alcohol that you can safely drink. Ever.

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4 US: PUB LTE: Methadone Is Just Another DrugTue, 06 Oct 1998
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Pace, Nicholas A. Area:United States Lines:28 Added:10/06/1998

It's time that we who provide medical addiction treatment that ultimately makes patients narcotic-free speak up against methadone maintenance programs as they are now constituted (news article, Sept. 30). It is morally wrong to promote methadone maintenance as a treatment because, in reality, it replaces one narcotic with another, and especially since we can inexpensively, medically detoxify the heroin addict over a few days.

Also, to promote methadone maintenance programs that are open-ended and provide support for a life-time of addiction is an insult to the thousands of recovering addicts who are able to kick the habit without methadone and who are now drug-free.

NICHOLAS A. PACE, M.D. New York, Oct. 2, 1998


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