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SMC BRIEFING: Medical cannabis products

John Kerr posted in on April 20th, 2016.

Medical cannabis products such as Sativex and Epidolex have been in the headlines for months, with many patients pushing for greater access. But what exactly are these products and do they even work? The Science Media Centre held an online briefing with researchers and journalists to find out more about the current state of research […]

Man dies after taking clinical trial drug- Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on January 18th, 2016.

A man died today after several days in a brain-dead state, after having an adverse reaction to a drug taken as part of clinical trial to establish the safety of the compound. The drug in question was a FAAH (Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase) inhibitor, manufactured by the Portuguese company Bial as a potential pain treatment. […]

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