News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Cannabidiol Change Will Have No Immediate Effect

CBD Change will have no immediate effect

Today the Compound Cannabidiol or CBD is rescheduled and is supposedly free for GPs to prescribe. MCANZ is aware of several products that may be available in future, none of which are pharmaceutical grade.

“MCANZ wants to remind politicians that this change heralds no immediate positive effect, particularly for Treatment refractory Epilepsy, the condition most associated with CBD.”

“There is a product that already qualifies, from the Canadian company Tilray, however, the doses required for Paediatric Epilepsy mean it could cost in excess of 100k per anum for a teenager”.

“Our peers in Australia, have had the State Governments help facilitate compassionate supply and funding the product for some patients, it's telling that the current govt refuses to follow their example, and it has been left to MCANZ to advocate for alternative Cannabis products in the interim with no hope of subsidy, even for children whose epilepsy hasn’t responded adequately to multiple brain Surgeries.” Says MCANZ Coordinator Shane Le Brun,

Website www.mcawarenessnz.org

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MCANewZealand/


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis Review: Mixed & Very Messy Metaphors - Darren Aronofsky's mother!

Paramount probably suspected mother! would provoke a strong response, but the studio surely never imagined this elevated psychological horror-thriller would receive an F CinemaScore from US moviegoers. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Trying To Disconnect

Solitude: In pursuit of a singular life in a crowded world. In one of the most revealing studies of the last decade, a team of University of Virginia psychologists set out to see how good undergraduates were at entertaining themselves... More>>

Rachel Pommeyrol Review: Anahera - Social Criticism, Through The Family Frame

The tragic event which seems to be central to the play is actually a pretext for its writer Emma Kinane to deal with a lot of complex social issues. Katie Wolfe, the director, manages to give life to these complex and contemporary stakes, while keeping a certain distance. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Coppola's Captivating & Confined The Beguiled

Why did Sofia Coppola decide to remake Don Siegel's chilling 1971 cult movie? More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland