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Attorney general Hill praises FDA efforts with cannabis-based drug

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug U.S. FDA Approved The First Prescription Drug From Marijuana
Marty Perkins | 28 June, 2018, 11:22

Epidiolex is a twice daily oral solution which has been approved to be used in patients aged 2 years and above and suffer with severe Dravet epileptic syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut epileptic syndrome. "But for the conditions the drug is treating, patients, parents, and clinicians found the side effects to be acceptable because it lowered the frequency of seizures, says Shlomo Shinnar, MD, PhD, a professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and the president of the American Epilepsy Society".

The US regulator said that Epidiolex is also the first approved drug for the treatment of patients with Dravet syndrome. While there have been several drugs made from a synthetic version of THC and other chemical compounds from marijuana, this is the first that comes naturally from the plant itself. This includes seizures from two types of rare epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb called the approval "an important medical advance". They're resistant to many existing treatments, and as many as 20 per cent of children with Dravet syndrome die before reaching adulthood, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Contrary to the misconception CBD does not induce a high as does the other cannabis component TCH.




Marijuana has always been known to be effective in reducing the frequency of seizures in some patients; and many patients buy medical grade marijuana in states where it is legal as treatment. As it stands, the article offers no information at all about reduction in seizures of those who take the drug, or a basis for which to compare its value to other treatments for severe epilepsy. As of last week, the company hadn't determined the price but was in preliminary talks with insurance companies to make them aware Epidiolex is coming, he said.

Until the DEA decides to reclassify CBD, the company behind Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceuticals, can't market Epidiolex. They're defined as substances with high abuse potential and "no now accepted medical use". Indeed, the FDA has been trying to crack down on CBD producers who make claims that their products can cure diseases like cancer. As noted in the FDA's announcement approving Epidiolex, "m$3 arketing unapproved products, with uncertain dosages and formulations, can keep patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat serious and even fatal diseases". This classification conflicts with the FDA's approval of its medicinal use, and signals hope that this compound will soon find its way off the DEA's list.

"We are very pleased to see the approval of EPIDIOLEX® for Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut Syndromes, says Dravet Syndrome Foundation executive director Mary Anne Meskis". For instance, a clinical trial is underway to test whether CBD can be an effective treatment for people with post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorder.

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