Cannabis-Based Drug Reduces Epileptic Seizure Rates Up to 55% in Kids

April 14, 2015 12:22 PM

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Children suffering from some of the worst forms of epilepsy could soon be treated at home with a new drug derived from cannabis, which in tests has shown remarkable promise for reducing both the frequency and severity of seizures suffered.

The study was led by Orrin Devinsky MD, director of New York University Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center who first prepared an experimental drub using a cannabis extract with was then given to 213 severe epilepsy suffers of varying ages. The team was interested in the way in which canabidiol, a...

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