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Cannabis-based drugs may be available on prescription soon

Postby MSUK » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:33 am

Cannabis-based drugs may be available on prescription soon in Ireland

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Cannabis-based medicinal products, such as Sativex, could soon be available to sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other medical conditions on prescription.

This follows confirmation by the Minister for State at the Department of Health, Róisín Shortall, that the department “is examining the issues associated with applying controls, similar to those that apply to other controlled drugs that can be misused, such as morphine and methadone, to cannabis-based medicinal products to permit them to be prescribed and dispensed in Ireland.”

In a written response to a Dáil question tabled by Luke Flanagan, Ms Shortall said: “I am aware that claims have been made in respect of the possible health benefits of cannabis-based medicinal products for patients suffering from certain conditions such as MS....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1814
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