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Source: BBC
http://brain.sg/article/cannabis-based-medicines-two-drugs-approved-for-nhs-330206
Brain - Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS
Key Highlights

Doctors will be able to prescribe Epidyolex

Decisions on drug availability are devolved

But the NICE guidance should also apply

"Dravet and Lennox Gastaut syndromes are both complex difficult epilepsies with limited effective treatment options and this gives patients another option that could make a difference to care," she said

They have reported dramatic reductions in the number and severity of seizures in their children, and are furious that NICE has not approved any cannabis-based medicines for childhood epilepsy that contain both components

However, she said the guidelines did not go far enough because no cannabis-based treatments had been recommended to treat pain - a common symptom of MS. She also added that even more people could miss out "because Sativex would be funded by local bodies - who might not have the resource they need to prescribe it"

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