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CBC will be broadcasting a story on the MS drug Sativex.
Date: The date of broadcast is Wednesday, January 12th, 2006
CBC National TV: Canada Now with Ian Hanomansing, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
CBC Newsworld: in rotation, times unknown
Sativex, an MS drug derived from cannibis and used for neuropathic pain, has been approved for Phase III clinical trials in the US to treat cancer. CBC is doing an update on how Sativex is doing in Canada (the first nation in the world to approve the drug). The MS Society arranged interviews with Dr. Jock Murray, reknowned neurologist and founder of the Dalhousie MS clinic as well as Janet Liston, a person with MS who has taken Sativex.
Thanks to Stewart Wong for providing us with this information. Please distribute within your chapter, unit, or division as appropriate.
C.K. (Cindy) DesGrosseilliers
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
1-866-922-6065, ext. 3015 or 416-967-3015
John was diagnosed Jan 2005. On lipitor 20mg .On Copaxone since July 4,2005. Vitamin D3 2000iu-4000iu (depending on sunshine months)June 10 2005(RX::Dr. O'Connor) Omega 3 as well Turmeric since April 2005. Q10 60mg. 1500mg liquid Glucosamine Nov 2005.