MS patients to benefit if Sativex is licenced
People with multiple sclerosis in Galway and around the country could soon benefit from access to the world’s first prescription medicine derived from the cannabis plant.
Minister for Health Dr James Reilly - responding to a parliamentary question from local Fine Gael TD Sean Kyne - says his Department is examining how medications such as Sativex - the world’s first prescription medicine derived from the cannabis plant - can be legally prescribed and dispensed in Ireland.
This is an oral spray containing ingredients called ‘cannabinoids’ which are extracted from cannabis plants, grown under strict controls and in compliance with the law. It is primarily used in the treatment of MS and to combat cancer pain.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1814