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[thejournal.ie] No clear timeline for approval of cannabis-based painkiller in Ireland. (20 May 2012)

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The Department of Health is still exploring how a cannabis-based painkiller could be legally prescribed for use in Ireland amid increasing approval for the drug’s availability in the EU.

The drug Sativex is administered as an oral spray and used to treat spasticity among people with MS. It is also being trialled for the alleviation of cancer pain.

MS Ireland has called for the drug Sativex to be made available in Ireland to MS patients.....

 

Item Type:News
Source:thejournal.ie
Date:20 May 2012
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility

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