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Those with Epilepsy Added to List of Patients Who Can Use Medical Marijuana in Illinois
This new law, effective in January, applies to adults, who would be allowed to smoke medical marijuana, and to children, if they have permission from a parent and are given a non-smokable form of cannabis.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Is Off-Label Drug Promotion Protected Free Speech?
It is a very common practice. Drug sales reps visit a client, usually a hospital, a clinic or a doctor, with the sole purpose of selling a drug or medical device.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Seven reasons why THC in cannabis is good medicine
With a growing number of states, particularly in the southern U.S., starting to accept the medicinal benefits of cannabidiol, or CBD, a therapeutic compound found in the cannabis plant that is beneficial for treating seizures, inflammation and other health conditions, the more widely known cannabis compound tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is being ... (more)
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Pelham targeting City Park for Carly's Clubhouse all-inclusive playground
Dustin Chandler of the Birmingham area talks to the Pelham City Council on July 7, 2014, about a proposal to create a community-funded playground accessible by all children including those who are disabled or with other special needs.
Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others
Families of children who suffer seizures are welcoming a new Illinois law that will allow kids like them to receive medical marijuana, as advocates look to broaden the law to treat other conditions.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Editorial: Don't leave Charlotte's Web sellers to chance
Patients and parents of children who will use the drug should be able to do business with companies that will produce the safest, most efficacious products on the market - not simply the grower whose name is pulled out of a hat.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
A Davenport, Iowa, jury convicted terminal-cancer patient Benton Mackenzie, 48, in July on four marijuana-growing felonies, even though his purpose was to harvest cannabis oil to treat his bloody lesions and a tumor on his buttocks.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Upsher-Smith Laboratories Announces Immediate Availability Of A...
Qudexy XR and Topiramate Extended-Release Capsules are indicated as initial monotherapy in patients 10 years of age and older with partial-onset seizures or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Parents' quest to bring Charlotte's Web pot strain to Florida draws critics
The parents of RayAnn Moseley, the Pensacola child with intractable epilepsy whose story softened the hearts of reluctant lawmakers, are fighting a new battle: getting Charlotte's Web to Florida.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Announces Health Canada Approval ...
APTIOMTM is not indicated for use in patients under 18 years of age. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders and according to Epilepsy Canada, it affects 0.6% of the population and each year approximately 15,500 people learn they have epilepsy.
Biotie decides not to exercise option to acquire Neurelis, Inc. but...
Biotie decides not to exercise option to acquire Neurelis, Inc. but retains economic interest in future success of NRL-1 Biotie decides not to exercise option to acquire Neurelis, Inc. but retains economic interest in future success of NRL-1 Biotie Therapies Corp. today announced that it has decided not to exercise its exclusive option to acquire ... (more)
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Alhough legal, people can't get cannabis oil for seizures in Wisconsin
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill in April legalizing cannabis oil to help treat seizures, but families are still unable to get access to it.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
The Washington Post
FDA weighs free speech, patient safety as it reviews rules
Should a pharmaceutical sales rep be allowed to tell a doctor that Topamax, a drug approved to treat seizures and prevent migraine headaches, might also help combat alcohol dependence ? Or suggest the epilepsy drug Neurontin could also help treat bipolar disorders or insomnia? Or offer data showing that any number of other drugs could have uses ... (more)
Drug development: Illuminated targets
For most of the twentieth century, the development of medications to treat epilepsy relied on trial and error.
Food science: Fat chance
Dairy foods such as ice cream, yoghurt and butter can help to reduce seizure frequency and intensity in children with epilepsy.
Carly's Law father asks: Is potato salad more important than saving a child's life?
The Chandler family, who live in the Birmingham area, includes Amy with daughter Carly, 3, who has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called CDKL5, and father Dustin and their son, Colton.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Medical Marijuana Legislation Aimed At Fighting For Patients
Fast forward to Sen. Chuck McIlhinney amending the bill presented by Sen. Folmer, outlining the the entire process of how the legalization would work.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Proposed playground welcoming special-needs children makes progress in Pelham
Dustin Chandler of the Birmingham area talks to the Pelham City Council on Monday, July 7, 2014, about a proposal to create a community-funded playground accessible by all children including those who are disabled or with other special needs.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
North Carolina joins states allowing limited medical marijuana
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Thursday signed a law allowing limited use of medical marijuana to treat seizures, joining states where cannabis has been legalized in some circumstances for therapeutic purposes.
Wed Jul 02, 2014