First FDA approved cannabis-based drug now available by prescription

The first cannabis-derived medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration is now available by prescription in every state, according to its manufacturer.

Epidiolex, manufactured by GW Pharmaceuticals, is intended to treat seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy that begin in childhood. The drug is made of cannabidiol (CBD), a component of marijuana that doesn’t give users a high.

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What Zynerba’s Flop Means For CBD Therapies And GW Pharmaceuticals

Shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE) lost more than 58 percent of their value Monday morning after the company reported disappointing results from its phase 2 STAR 1 clinical trial Continue reading “What Zynerba’s Flop Means For CBD Therapies And GW Pharmaceuticals”