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NHS approves use of cannabis based medicine for Scots multiple sclerosis sufferers – Aberdeen Live

Thursday, 22 September, 2022

NHS approves use of cannabis based medicine for Scots multiple sclerosis sufferers – Aberdeen Live

A cannabis-based medicine for multiple sclerosis patients has been accepted for use on the NHS in Scotland.

Drugs for cancer patients and adult kidney transplant patients are also among those for which the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) issued advice in its latest round of decisions.

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, known as Sativex, has been accepted as a treatment to improve symptoms in some adults with muscle stiffness and spasms due to multiple sclerosis (MS).

Read more at: https://www.aberdeenlive.news/news/aberdeen-news/nhs-approves-use-cannabis-based-7607100

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