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    Cannabinoids could have potential in a novel topical drug delivery vehicle to treat neuropathic dry eye pain




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    Professor Philipp Steven, MD

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    Prof. Steven is principle investigator for the Ocular Surface Group in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne, in Germany. He consults for and receives research funding from Novaliq and has a patent pending related to the work described within this article.



    Philipp Steven, MD
    Philipp Steven, MD works at the Eye Hospital, University Medical Center of Schleswig-Holstein, Luebeck, Germany.

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