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WASHINGTON A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy medication made with an ingredient found in marijuana. If Canada Goose online the agency follows the recommendation, as Canada Goose Parka is expected, the uk canada goose drug would be the first cannabis derived prescription medicine available in the Canada Goose UK United States.

The drug, called Epidiolex, is made by GW Pharmaceuticals, cheap Canada Goose a British company. Its active ingredient, cannabidiol, also called CBD, is one of the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant, but it does not contain the canada goose black friday sale properties that make people high.

That makes it different from the “medical marijuana” allowed by a growing number of states.

There are already several drugs on the market canada goose uk shop that are derived from synthetic versions of THC and other chemicals of the cannabis plant, generally used to ease nausea in cancer patients, and to buy canada goose jacket cheap help AIDS patients avoid canada goose factory sale weight loss.

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Advocates for development of marijuana based treatments, and those pushing for better treatments of epilepsy, were canada goose clearance pleased with the Canada Goose Online panel’s recommendation.

“This is a very good development, and it basically underscores that there are medicinal properties to some of the cannabinoids,” said Dr. Igor Grant, director of the Center for Medicinal canada goose clearance sale Cannabis Research at the University of California San Diego. “I think there could well be other cheap canada goose uk cannabinoids Canada Goose Coats On Sale that are of therapeutic use, but there is just uk canada goose outlet not enough research on them to say.”

The panel recommended approval of the drug to treat two rare forms of epilepsy Lennox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The large number of seizures experts say a person can have multiple episodes buy canada goose jacket a day puts children at high risk for intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as death. Lennox Gastaut syndrome salecanadagooseoutlets usually appears between ages 3 and 5, and Dravet syndrome canada goose coats on sale earlier.

There are Canada Goose sale an estimated 30,000 children and adults with Lennox Gastaut syndrome and fewer than that with Dravet syndrome. Because the conditions are so rare, GW Pharmaceuticals has received an orphan drug designation for Epidiolex.

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“It’s very important canada goose coats that we have additional treatments because these patients have very, very difficult to control seizures,” said Dr. Jerzy P. Szaflarski, a neurology professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who directs the university’s epilepsy division. staff Canada Goose Jackets made it clear that the agency supports the application. wrote that GW Pharma had submitted positive results of efficacy from canada goose store three randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials conducted canada goose uk outlet in patients with Canada Goose Outlet both diseases.

“The statistically significant and clinically meaningful results from these three studies provide substantial evidence of the effectiveness of CBD for the treatment of seizures associated with LGS canada goose uk black friday and DS,” the agency noted.

The briefing papers also reported risk of a potentially serious side effect liver injury but said it could be managed.

Christina SanInocencio, a nurse and founder of the LGS Foundation, hopes it canadian goose jacket does.

“I have a brother with the disorder,” Ms. SanInocencio said. “I’ve met hundreds and canada goose hundreds of families who have kids living with it. It’s so devastating. Any new medicine that comes to the market is a really big win for our community.”.

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