MHRA confirm only 87 requests for cannabis prescriptions have been placed

Only 87 prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines have been applied for since the law change last November, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said in response to a Freedom of Information request from UKCSC. With the NHS confirming last week that ONLY THREE patients are now receiving an NHS prescription for cannabis-based medicinal […]

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Medical Cannabis Clinics charge £200 for appointments and £600 for prescriptions

Britain’s first specialist clinic for medicinal cannabis has opened at The Beeches Consulting Centre in Greater Manchester. Good news… if you can afford £200 for an appointment and £600-£700 a month for a private prescription. The clinic said that the service is aimed at people who have who have “exhausted all existing treatment options”. The […]

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May dodges NHS cannabis medicine prescriptions scandal at PMQs

Theresa May refused to take any responsibility for the scandal around cannabis medicine prescriptions at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. Tonia Antoniazzi, Labour MP for Gower, said the rescheduling of cannabis in November “hasn’t changed anything, not a single new NHS prescription has been issued, causing the parents of children with epilepsy in particular unbearable […]

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UK cannabis medicine trial limited to 150 prescriptions

A small number of patients are to be given cannabis medicine prescriptions as part of a UK trial to test their effectiveness. GW Pharmaceuticals have offered an early access programme and made available 150 prescriptions, 125 for children and 25 for adults. That means, for example, that Dr Chris Rittey, a consultant pediatric neurologist at […]

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Case of Eddie Braun Unpromising For Prescriptions by Specialist Doctors

The government has announced that specialist doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines but it remains to be seen if the new system will be any better than the ‘expert panel’. The evidence suggests not – while it was the expert panel that rejected the application this month of Eddie Braun, a three-year old […]

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