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Cannabis drug trialed

27-11-2016

Doctors at Great Ormond St hospital are giving a new drug to a select number of young patients who have severe forms of Epiloepsy. Epidiolex is made from cannabis and results show that it reduces fits for many.

Professor Helen Cross said - ‘The results have been encouraging, with patients suffering many seizures a day having their fits reduced to a handful. If this drug works on one of the most extreme forms of epilepsy, then we believe it should work for patients whose epilepsy is not controlled but who have fewer seizures.’

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