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England’s NICE Backs Epidyolex For Seizures, Sativex For MS Spasticity

But New Guidance Rejects Cannabis-Based Drugs For Chronic Pain

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Health technology assessment body NICE has given the thumbs-up to Epidyolex and Sativex, which become the first plant-derived medicinal cannabis products to secure routine NHS funding. It has also issued positive guidance on other products including nabilone, but turned down the use of cannabis-based drugs in chronic pain.

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