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Bryant OKs bill to allow marijuana extract for medication
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/FILEGov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that would legalize a marijuana extract.
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Kotowski to receive award from Des Plaines hospital
Presence Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines will present state Sen. Dan Kotowski with its Inspire Award for exceptional community service on Tuesday, April 22, at the hospital.
One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures
The dream of epilepsy research, says neurobiologist Ivan Soltesz, is to stop seizures by manipulating only some brain cells, not all.
With launch of new epilepsy drug, Sunovion already aiming at expanded approval
For Sunovion, last week's launch of epilepsy drug Aptiom represents one way to help make up lost revenue just as one of its biggest revenue makers, sleep drug Lunesta, simultaneously loses patent protection.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Asbury Park Press
Community Medical Center Designated Level 3 Epilepsy Center
April 14, 2014, Toms River, NJ - The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has designated Community Medical Centers Epilepsy Program at the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
American Epilepsy Society Announces Fellowship Award Recipients
WEST HARTFORD, Conn., April 14, 2014- Today, the American Epilepsy Society released its list of new fellowship awardees, naming 15 recipients for the organization's early-career awards.
A single switch dictates severity of epileptic seizures, researchers find
A switch in the brain of people with epilepsy dictates whether their seizures will be relatively mild or lead to a dangerous and debilitating loss of consciousness, Yale researchers have found.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
State Legislators Signal Action Likely on Medical Marijuana This Year
The Iowa Senate will move a medical marijuana bill before the end of the 2014 session, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs, said Thursday.
Gov. Christie Says He's Open To Considering Changes To Medical Marijuana Program
Gov. Chris Christie said he's willing to consider new measures to make sure the right form of medical marijuana is made available to children who could benefit from it.
Point Pleasant Register
Ready, set, go
A cool and windy day didn't keep away a crowd on a mission to attend the Second Annual Courage Walk for Epilepsy Awareness held recently at Riverfront Park.
Whittier Daily News
UCLA seeks clearance for pharmaceutical marijuana testing
A British company developing a pharmaceutical version of a cannabis extract used to treat epilepsy could test its product at UCLA as part of the Food and Drug Administration approval process.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Finance and Commerce
Progress MN: Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc.
Business: Independent and privately owned specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on product growth and innovation for branded and generic pharmaceuticals.
The Modesto Bee
Christie willing to consider medical pot changes
He spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall meeting with the mother of a child who died in December of Dravet Syndrome, a rare and often fatal symptom of epilepsy that has been treated with marijuana.
Elizabeth Espinosa Brings Epilepsy Awareness to High Profile Southern ...
Her Voice for Epilepsy Foundation on TV and Radio Supports More Than 2 Million People in the U.S. Living with Seizures, including over 200,000 in Southern California.
Epilepsy Foundation's balloon launch criticized
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota's plan to launch 60,000 celebratory balloons around the state next month is drawing criticism from environmentalists.
Mechanisms by which a CACNA1H mutation in epilepsy patients increases seizure susceptibility.
Mutations in the gene encoding Cav3.2 T-type Ca channels, CACNA1H, have been found in association with various forms of idiopathic generalized epilepsy.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Service Dogs Provide Independence For People Suffering From Epilepsy
"It's like an emergency dog basically," Sam Cooper said. "It's like my own 911 at my own assistance."
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Missouri lawmakers mull cannabis extract as epilepsy treatment
Although Missouri lawmakers are not clamoring to legalize marijuana, key Republican lawmakers appear ready to follow a few states in allowing use of a cannabis extract for people whose epilepsy isn't relieved by other treatments.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Epileptics introduced to their future seizure response dogs in Greentree
Seizure response dogs from Michigan were introduced to their soon-to-be families Saturday in Greentree.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Doctors For Marijuana: More Than Half Of US Health Care Professionals ...
Currently legalized in 21 states and Washington, D.C., medical marijuana has become a heavily debated issue among the health care community, with doctors on both sides drawing their line in the sand.