Recent developments: CBD oil for epilepsy
In June 2018, the FDA approved the use of CBD to treat two types of epilepsy.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, writing for the FDA on 25 June, stated:
"Today, the FDA approved a purified form of the drug cannabidiol (CBD). This is one of more than 80 active chemicals in marijuana. The new product was approved to treat seizures associated with two rare, severe forms of epilepsy in patients two years of age and older."
Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Dr. Gottlieb is careful to point out that:
- The FDA have not approved the use of marijuana or all of its components.
- The association has only approved a purified version of one CBD medication, for a precise therapeutic purpose.
- The decision to approve the product was based on the results of sound clinical trials.
- Patients will receive the medication in a reliable dosage.
Source: Medical News Today