The future of medical marijuana is looking brighter after the federal government approved the nation's first marijuana-based prescription medicine this week.
In a call with reporters yesterday, the FDA's commissioner of food and drugs, Scott Gottlieb, MD, said "We remain concerned about the proliferation and illegal marketing of unapproved CBD-containing products with unproven medical claims".
"Because of the adequate and well-controlled clinical studies that supported this approval, prescribers can have confidence in the drug's uniform strength and consistent delivery", Gottlieb added.
The U.S. health regulator approved GW Pharmaceuticals Plc's epilepsy treatment on Monday, making it the first cannabis-based drug to win approval in the country and opening floodgates for more research into the medicinal properties of cannabis.
The drug, which will become available this fall, will hopefully be a wonderful option for parents of epilepsy patients who have, until now, had their hands tied when it comes to improving their kid's quality of life. In three clinical trials covering 516 patients with either form of epilepsy, Epidiolex plus other antiepileptic medications reduced the frequency of seizures.
The FDA said the action isn't an approval of overall marijuana use, even if it's meant to treat other illnesses, but pharmacists said the FDA's decision could lead to more marijuana-derived drugs.
The administration pointed out that unlike THC, a more well-known chemical component of marijuana, CBD doesn't cause intoxication.
The GW Pharmaceuticals team said in a statement it was pleased to finally have such an important drug on the market to provide hope to two long and hard types of childhood-onset epilepsy. The FDA has sent warning letters to companies that hyped their drugs as cancer or Alzheimer's fighters.
Reclassification of CBD could set the stage for the approval of other cannabis-derived medications. 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. It's being delivered to patients in a reliable dosage form and through a reproducible route of delivery to ensure that patients derive the anticipated benefits.
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It was Abiy's first public speech in the capital since he took office in April, although he has made several in provincial areas. Ryan Cummings, a political and security risk analyst, said the attack on Saturday is unlikely to force Abiy to change course.
The EU sent nearly $50bn in vehicles and auto parts to the United States past year , with roughly half coming from Germany. Shares of American auto companies Ford and General Motors also plunged following the threat, but have since bounced back.
Six of the eight suspects allegedly involved in the brutal murder of a teenager in the Bronx spent another night in New Jersey. Surveillance video footage from outside the store released to the public shows the moment the horrific scene unfolds.
Not to mention, notes Recode , Amazon already collects sales tax in states around the USA when it sells directly to customers. The law calls for a one-tenth percent rate cut per $20 million in new state revenue from purchases through online retailers.
Prime Day comes later than expected and TechRadar speculates the 2018 World Cup edition in Russian Federation might be to blame. In the past, it was very much a case of taking a quick look at the site and seeing if a Prime Day offer grabbed your attention.
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Winning the group with three straight victories will be a good sign, but getting past the next round is the ultimate goal. The momentum Mexico can build with another win might carry El Tri deep into the 2018 FIFA World Cup .
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"It remains our intention to achieve a close economic partnership that does not require the backstop to be in operation". On Thursday, Mr Junker said that Ireland is not alone in Brexit negotiations and will remain backed by all member states.
Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon despite ranking of 183
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Aussies snubbed at NBA Draft
In the second round, they drafted point guard Elie Okobo and Colorado wing George King , who played against Ayton in college. There were hard moments - particularly for Michael Porter Jr - but perhaps it works out well in the end.