We cannot afford to gamble on access to drugs lottery

A cannabis derived drug which has been approved in some countries to treat muscle spasticity.

We cannot afford to gamble on access to drugs lottery

Postby MSUK » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:30 pm


As a cannabis-based oral spray is launched to treat multiple sclerosis, David McNiven examines the problems it faces.

Imagine living with a disabling neurological condition such as multiple sclerosis (MS). There is currently no cure, symptoms are varied, unpredictable and can be severe. They include balance difficulties, blurred or double vision, numbness, bladder problems, tremor, stiffness or spasms in muscles and many more besides. When a new treatment comes along that can help relieve one of those symptoms, people living with MS will understandably rejoice.

Too often that joy will be short-lived, however, as the development of a treatment is one thing but gaining access to it can be something else altogether. That is the case withSativex, a cannabis-based oral spray that can treat muscle spasms - sometimes calledspasticity - in people with MS.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2479
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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