Boy heads home as authorities grant emergency permission for epilepsy medication.
A three month licence was granted on foot of an application made directly to the Minister for Health.
Billy used to have up to 100 seizures per day, but is now 250 days seizure-free after having product prescribed on NHS.
A Co Cork mother who traveled to Spain to obtain medicinal cannabis for her daughter said she was severely disappointed following its confiscation at Dublin Airport yesterday.
Cannabis is set to be legalised for the treatment of several medical conditions in Ireland.
A Castlederg boy could be saved from traumatic brain surgery that would take his memories and speech thanks to medicinal cannabis, his mother has said. Eleven-year-old Billy Caldwell suffers from a life-threatening form of epilepsy that has seen him endure daily seizures that turn him blue and don’t stop unless he immediately gets medication andRead More
Doctors are successfully using cannabis to treat a schoolboy with an ‘uncontrollable’ form of epilepsy.
Legislation has been introduced in the Dáil to allow the use of cannabis and cannabis-related products for medicinal purposes, through the provision of a cannabis regulation authority.
In 2015 Yvonne Cahalane and her son two-year-old son, Tristan, relocated to Colorado to begin treatment for his epilepsy which uses cannabis oil.
Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?