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Surprise vigil organized for Crystal Lake woman fighting epilepsy
Ashley Kelley gets a kiss from her mother, Gail, in front of her father, Jim, as a song is played Thursday during a surprise vigil outside of her home in Crystal Lake.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Acute liver failure after valproate exposure in patients with POLG1...
Background and aims: Patients with mutations in the POLG1 gene encoding the mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma have an increased risk of valproate-induced liver failure.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
How will your legislators vote on Perry's medical marijuana bill? Some in midstate remain wary
Mechanicsburg residents Mark and Deb Knecht, in khakis and floral scarf, talk with Philip Gattone, president and CEO of the National Epilepsy Foundation, Monday after a press conference in which Rep. Scott Perry announced legislation to legalize a form of marijuana treatment for seizures.
Charlotte's Web Bill To Legalize Marijuana As Epilepsy Treatment;...
The legal status of medical marijuana in America can be confusing. To date, 23 states have approved its use, but on a federal level all forms of marijuana are still illegal and users face possible federal charges.
Congressman introduces bill to legalize marijuana oil
Although the bill, called the "Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014," does not legalize all forms of marijuana [ Penn Live report] for medical use, it does remove CBD oil and therapeutic hemp from the federal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Alabama school board member Mary Scott Hunter to jump out of plane to help fight genetic...
Alabama school board member Mary Scott Hunter said Monday she was jumping out of a plane as part of a fundraiser for CDKL5, a rare genetic disorder.
The Upsher-Smith Laboratories Galaxy??? Portfolio Of Antiepileptic Drugs Now Available
The current Upsher-Smith Galaxy Portfolio includes seven frequently prescribed AEDs which represent more than one out of every three prescriptions written for seizure disorders.1 The launch of the Upsher-Smith Galaxy demonstrates the company's commitment to simplifying access to effective treatments and reducing healthcare costs.
Bill would legalize some cannabis strains
That was the middle of March, when Haleigh's brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
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.