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  1. Missouri issues licenses to grow hemp for epilepsy patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News Tribune

    A cannabis extract some parents believe may help treat seizures experienced by their children with epilepsy may be available in Missouri this fall. The Missouri Department of Agriculture last week issued permits for two companies to grow cannabis under a state law allowing some epilepsy patients to obtain an extract from cannabis plants, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.


  2. Poll: Support for medical marijuana grows in IowaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Windsor Beacon

    ... a limited medical-cannabis bill that would allow possession of a special marijuana extract for people with severe epilepsy. Legislators were persuaded to approve the proposal after parents repeatedly brought their disabled children to the Statehouse ...


  3. UCB profit lifted by improved drug salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | MarketWatch

    Belgian pharmaceutical company UCB SA on Friday reported its net profit in 2014 rose 30%, driven by stronger sales of drugs to treat inflammatory diseases, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. Net profit was 209 million euros , UCB said.


  4. UCB sees three newer drugs driving 2015 income increaseRead the original story

    Thursday | Reuters

    ... UCB said combined sales of newer drugs Cimzia, to treat bowel disorder Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy treatment Vimpat and Neupro for Parkinson's disease and restless leg syndrome, rose 24 percent. UCB said sales of Cimzia, one ...


  5. McAuliffe signs bill legalizing medical marijuana for epilepsy treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | NBC12

    At the State Capitol on Thursday, families of children with severe epilepsy rejoiced as Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe legalized medical marijuana, meaning these families cannot be prosecuted for using cannabis oil as medical treatment. This is the day the Smiths have been fighting for.


  6. Va. governor OKs marijuana oils for treating epilepsyRead the original story

    Thursday | Big News Network.com

    ... Auliffe has signed into law a measure that allows the use of derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy....


  7. Warner-Lambert v Actavis Mark 3: a "lyrical" solution to a painful patent disputeRead the original story

    Thursday | IPKat

    ... . In short, Warner-Lambert (part of the Pfizer group) had a patent for pregabalin, which it sold as a treatment for epilepsy, generalised anxiety disorder ("GAD") and neuropathic pain under the romantic-sounding trade mark LYRICA. While the original ...


  8. McAuliffe signs bill on marijuana oil for epilepsy treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Virginian-Pilot

    Caleb Thomas, who has epilepsy, is enrolled in a study to test marijuana oil as a treatment. Here he plays with bubbles on his family's back porch in Virginia Beach in June 2014.


  9. Va. governor signs law allowing marijuana oil for epilepsy treatmentRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    A Virginia bill that would decriminalize a liquid, non-intoxicating form or marijuana to treat severe epilepsy was signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday. Virginia becomes the 12th state in the past year to approve use of the marijuana oil, known as cannabidiol, as a treatment for severe epilepsy, according to the Washington-based pro-marijuana group NORML.


  10. Governor McAuliffe signs bill allowing cannabis oils to treat epilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a House and Senate bill Thursday that decriminalizes the use of THC oils to help treat patients who suffer from epilepsy. With the signing of the Senate Bill 1235 and House Bill 1445 , the drug may be available as early as April.


  11. Cyberonics Soars On Earnings Beat, Tax Inversion DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Investor's Business Daily

    ... to 69.91 in Thursday afternoon trading on the stock market today . Cyberonics makes implantable devices to treat epilepsy, depression and other disorders. Milan-based Sorin SpA is a leading maker of devices to treat heart diseases. The deal has been ...


  12. Marijuana oil now allowed in Virginia for victims of severe epilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Washington Post

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation Thursday allowing the use of medical marijuana oil for people suffering from severe epilepsy. As marijuana becomes legal in the District, advocates in neighboring Virginia said they thought even this first small step towards medical use would never be taken.


  13. Governor Terry McAuliffe OKs Marijuana Oils for Treating EpilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed into law a measure that allows the use of derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy. The governor signed the bill Thursday at a Capitol ceremony featuring families with epileptic children who have suffered debilitating side effects from taking legal drugs.


  14. Epilepsy Foundation Head Urges Nationwide Medical Marijuana AvailabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Townhall

    In 2013, a six-year-old epilepsy patient named Charlotte Figi was featured in a CNN documentary about medical marijuana following a dramatic improvement in her condition after she began ingesting a low-THC strain of marijuana named "Charlotte's Web." Figi's parents turned to medical marijuana as a last resort to treat their daughter's seizure disorder, which was causing about 300 grand mal seizures per week.


  15. Cyberonics, Sorin Plan to Merge in Latest Tax Inversion DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | TheStreet.com

    ... that evolving and new treatments, including greater use of medical marijuana by epileptics, could challenge its epilepsy-devices franchise. Sorin shareholders holding 25.6% of the company have already promised to back the deal. By combining, the ...


  16. Medical-Device Makers Cyberonics, Sorin to Form U.K. CompanyRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Washington Post

    ... said Martin Brunninger, an analyst at Jefferies International Ltd. in London. Cyberonics sells devices to treat epilepsy, mainly in the U.S., while Sorin sells pacemakers and equipment for heart surgery in Europe, the U.S. and Japan. "With a broader ...


  17. Sunovion begins late-stage trials of COPD drug to rival SpirivaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Business Journal

    ... provide the effectiveness of a LAMA coupled with a portable electronic nebulizer." Last April, the company launched epilepsy drug Aptiom ...


  18. New bill would legalize use of specific cannabis extract to treat epilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Spokesman-Review

    Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would permit people to use oil extracted from cannabis plants, which would amend the state's strict marijuana ban in order to help people with epilepsy. The Senate State Affairs Committee unanimously voted to introduce the bill Wednesday.


  19. Colorado marijuana leader pursuing license in New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Business Journal

    ... Stanley's company has received media attention for co-developing a cannabis-based drug being used to treat epilepsy. His focus on New York comes as other marijuana business owners and investors target the state, which is the 23 rd to legalize ...


  20. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | 95.5 3WS

    The Steelers President was featured as one of "The Pittsburgh All Stars" in a video produced by The Epilepsy Foundation to promote epilepsy awareness.