Medicine authority can’t recommend CBD medicines to NHS

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said they need more research into CBD medicines before the NHS can prescribe them in general

The fast-tracked guidance follows the re-classification of these products last year to allow specialist doctors to prescribe them where the clinical needs of patients cannot be met by licensed medicines.

The draft guidance, which is open for public consultation until 5 September 2019, considers the use of these products for people with intractable nausea and vomiting as a result of chemotherapy, chronic pain, spasticity, and severe treatment-resistant epilepsy.

NHS England has also published a review aimed at assessing the barriers to prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products where it is safe and clinically appropriate.... read more at:


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