NHS to fast track access to cannabis based treatment for epilepsy

NHS England is fast tracking access to the cannabis based treatment Epidyolex for two forms of severe epilepsy after negotiating a discount with the manufacturer. From 6 January doctors will be able to prescribe Epidyolex with clobazam for children aged 2 and over with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The announcement follows recommendations from the National Institute for Health…

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