The parents of a 17-year-old boy with severe epilepsy will join 15 other families in Westminster to call for more access to medical cannabis.
Epileptic Girl, Two, Who Is One of the First British Children to Be Prescribed Medicinal Cannabis Still Can’t Get the Treatment on the Nhs as Her Father Has to Pay £1,000 a Month for a Private Supply
One of the first children to be prescribed medical cannabis in the UK still can’t get her desperately-needed medication on the NHS.
This is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, with a campaign designed to raise awareness about the neurological disorder that affects around 200,000 new patients each year.
THE mother of a boy who suffers up to 300 seizures a day fears her son may be forced to have surgery because she cannot get medical cannabis for him.
An Australian trial which used a marijuana extract to treat 40 children with severe epilepsy found the drug has a manageable side effect profile, but only shows extensive symptom relief for a select number of patients.
The parents of a girl who requires medicinal cannabis oil have said they are “relieved” that their three-and-a-half year fight for the drug is over.
Families of children with epilepsy welcome easing of rules but warn there is work to do.
Boy heads home as authorities grant emergency permission for epilepsy medication.
The government delaying giving a cannabis oil licence to a boy with a epilepsy would be “unconscionably cruel”, his mother has said.
Mother of Billy Caldwell says he has been admitted to hospital due to seizures, after customs agents took his medicine.