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Epidiolex is essentially a pharmaceutical-grade version CBD oil, which some parents already use to treat children with epilepsy.(Shutterstock)

US approves marijuana-based prescription drug for epilepsy

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 10:21 AM IST
British drugmaker GW Pharmaceuticals studied the drug in more than 500 children and adults with hard-to-treat seizures.
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Women with epilepsy who need drugs to control their seizures are currently advised to continue taking them during pregnancy because convulsions can harm both mother and the unborn child.(Shutterstock)
Women with epilepsy who need drugs to control their seizures are currently advised to continue taking them during pregnancy because convulsions can harm both mother and the unborn child.(Shutterstock)

Exposure to epilepsy drug in womb linked to poorer test results in kids

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 02:48 PM IST
The researchers recommended that mums-to-be need to be fully informed of the risks of treatment, but these should be weighed against the need for effective seizure control during pregnancy.
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