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MCANZ Press Release: New Medical Cannabis Regulations “Bittersweet”

PRESS RELEASE:  Unveiling of Medical Cannabis regulations "Bittersweet" Today, the Medical Cannabis Regulations have been released, the reaction from patients has been mixed, with some excellent gains made around prescribers and access pathways, leaving the patients uphill battle for access squarely as a socio-economic issue.Prescribing Unleashed "The unleashing of GP Prescribing for is a gr...
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The Costs of Cannabis – Food vs Pharmaceutical grade.

One of the key barriers to improved access to Cannabis Based Products in the current framework is cost.  Sativex, available on-label for MS, has less than 12 people using it in NZ for that purpose, out of a patient population of 3000+ where trials demonstrate that a little over 40% of medium to severe patients gain sustained clinical benefit, there are hundreds of patients with this one condit...
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Cost blamed for few medical cannabis requests : Hawkes Bay Times

Just two Hawke's Bay people have applied to use medicinal cannabis over the past three years and users around the country say the high cost is a barrier to accessing the drug.Ministry of Health figures show it authorised both Hawke's Bay applications for the pharmaceutical grade product Sativex.Northland woman Alisha Butt has been using Sativex since September to control severe epilepsy an...
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