Mark Adrian Ware


Pain Centre
Montreal General Hospital
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, QC


Associate Medical Director, Pain Centre

Assistant Professor, Depts of Anesthesia and Family Medicine, McGill University


BA (Philosophy and Biochemistry),Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada

MB,BS (Medicine), University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

MSc (Epidemiology), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England

Pain treatments:

Chronic cancer and noncancer pain

Research interests:

Clinical trials and epidemiological studies of the use of cannabis pain and symptom management

Clinical trials of novel agents for pain control including cannabinoids, methadone, intravenous lidocaine, and anti-epileptic medications

Development of database of outcome measures for CAM research

Recent publications:

Moulin DE, Clark AJ, Gilron I, Ware MA, Watson CP, Sessle BJ, et al. Pharmacological management of chronic neuropathic pain - consensus statement and guidelines from the Canadian Pain Society. Pain Res Manag 2007;12(1):13-21.

Ware MA. Debate: Is there a role for marijuana in medical practice? Canadian Family Physician 2006;52:1531-3.

Ware MA, Ducruet T, Robinson AR. Evaluation of herbal cannabis characteristics: a randomized trial. Harm Reduction Journal Nov 13;3:32.

Verhoef M, Vanderheyden L, Dryden T, Mallory D, Ware MA. Evaluating complementary and alternative medicine interventions: in search of appropriate patient-centered outcome measures. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 Nov 21;6:38.

Wright S, Ware MA, Guy G. The use of a cannabis-based medicine (Sativex) in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis (letter). Rheumatology 2006;45(6):781.

Berlach D*, Shir Y, Ware MA. Experience with the synthetic cannabinoid nabilone in the treatment of chronic noncancer pain. Pain Medicine 2006;7(1):25-29.

Burford-Mason A, Dryden T, Kelner M, Saunders PR, Ware MA. Complementary and alternative therapies for pain in older adults. Geriatr Aging 2005;8(6):28-33.

Ware MA, Beaulieu P. Cannabis for the treatment of pain: an update of recent clinical trials. Pain Res Manage 2005;10A:27-30.

Clark AJ, Lynch ME, Ware MA, Beaulieu P, McGilveray IJ, Gourlay D. Guidelines for the use of cannabinoid compounds in chronic pain. Pain Res Manage 2005;10A:44-46.

Ware MA, Tawfik V. Safety of issues concerning the medical use of cannabinoids. Pain Res Manage 2005;10A:31-37.

extracted cannabis preparation

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