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Why NICE is right to be cautious about recommending medicinal cannabis for two childhood epilepsy syndromes

Why NICE is right to be cautious about recommending medicinal cannabis for two childhood epilepsy syndromes. Our medical director, Professor Ley Sander writes.

Clinically trialled medicinal cannabis product could be given final approval in two months

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Epidyolex, an oral solution of cannabidiol, has been recommended for approval for use as an add-on therapy for seizures.

Specialist doctors can now prescribe medicinal cannabis for epilepsy

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As of this morning (1 November), specialist doctors in the UK can now prescribe cannabis-based medicines to patients with  a limited number of conditions. This includes children with severe epilepsy syndromes.

Medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed by specialists for epilepsy

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Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines from 1 November, now a change in the law has been laid in Parliament.

Epilepsy Society welcomes Government decision to relax licensing of medicinal cannabis

A government decision to relax the licensing laws around cannabis-derived medicinal products has been welcome by Epilepsy Society.

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