Sativex® approved in Sweden for treatment of MS spasticity

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

Sativex® approved in Sweden for treatment of MS spasticity

Postby MSUK » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:47 am

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GW Pharmaceuticals plc today announced that the Medical Products Agency in Sweden has granted regulatory approval for Sativex® (Delta-9-Tetrahydro-cannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD)) oromucosal spray as a treatment of moderate to severe spasticity due to MS in patients who have not responded adequately to other anti-spasticity medicationi. Sativex® is a first in class endocannabinoid system modulator and is currently available in the UK, Germany, Spain and Denmark.

Evidence generated from clinical trials shows that Sativex® has a positive impact on spasticity in multiple sclerosis, while alleviating associated symptoms including pain, bladder or sleep disturbance. By relieving the symptoms of MS, Sativex® can improve patients' quality of life and allow them greater independence in performing their daily activities.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1814
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