Tag Archives: cannabis

Cannabis drug of choice for endometriosis relief

One in eight Australian women with endometriosis use cannabis to alleviate pain and other symptoms, ranking it as the most effective treatment, according to a new study published this week. Researchers from NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University and UNSW Sydney surveyed 484 Australian women with endometriosis between the …

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Cann Group reach cannabis distribution agreement with Symbion

Cann Group Limited (Cann) is launching a range of imported medicinal cannabis products to be distributed to approved Special Access Scheme (SAS) patients by Symbion Pty Ltd. Cann’s agreement with Symbion, suppliers of healthcare services and products to more than 4000 retail pharmacies and 1300 hospitals throughout Australia, will ensure …

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Vaporisers pass the TGA smoke screen

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has this week approved the registration of a range of medically approved vaporisers in Australia. The approval of the Storz & Bickel GmbH & Co. KG medical standard vaporisers has been welcomed by Spectrum Therapeutics Australia (Spectrum), the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation Australia …

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Study of cannabis for PTSD gets approval

Ethics approval to undertake a study of medicinal cannabis in sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been received by Australian company, Applied Cannabis Research. PTSD is a particular set of reactions that can develop in people who have experienced a traumatic event that threatened their life or safety. As …

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Medlab to distribute cannabis meds abroad

Australian life sciences company Medlab Clinical is preparing for international distribution of its cannabis-based medicine, NanaBis. After signing a heads of agreement with fourth largest Canadian generic pharmaceutical company, Pharmascience, in March this year, Medlab Clinical has now signed an HoA with Mega Lifesciences Public Company Ltd for the distribution …

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Access to medicinal cannabis simplified

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch has welcomed the Government’s decision to repeal the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Act 2016 to make it easier for patients to access medicinal cannabis. Pharmacy Guild Queensland Branch President, Professor Trent Twomey said the decision removes a key barrier and bureaucratic red tape …

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AusCann appoints CEO

Global pharmaceutical business executive Ido Kanyon has been appointed CEO of medicinal cannabis company AusCann, effective May 22. Mr Kanyon brings more than 15 years’ senior executive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. He was the global head of Specialty Pipeline, Global Marketing and Portfolio …

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Rylie Maedler – I can smile again

Recently, 12-year-old Rylie Maedler spoke on the stage at CannaTech Sydney, the inaugural Australian cannabis industry conference. Rylie was responsible for gaining legislative support for the law now known as Rylie’s Law, legalising the use of medicinal cannabis in children in Delaware, USA. When seven-year-old Rylie lost a tooth and …

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Cannabis feedback positive

Medlab Clinical reports that its clinical trial of a cannabis-based medicine, NanaBis, is on schedule with recruitment. Under the TGA’s Special Access Scheme, Medlab has approval to supply NanaBis to medical practitioners for use with patients suffering cancer pain. This coincides with separate positive feedback received from doctors who have …

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