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A New Treatment For Seizures May Be At Hand

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Apr 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Several years ago, I attended a lecture regarding a promising new treatment for seizure disorder. The presenters had found compelling evidence that a familiar substance might provide real relief to those persons suffering from epilepsy and other disorders that cause seizures. There was one notable drawback, however. The drug in question was derived from a green, leafy plant that can be easily grown in most climates called. . .  marijuana.

Is Epidiolex The Answer?

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It appears now that the use of marijuana to treat seizures, at least for children, may be at hand. A scientific panel that advises the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the use of this new drug, called Epidiolex. If approved, Epiodolex would be designed for use only on children. But, licensed doctors would be able to use "off label" prescriptions for adults.

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As with anything marijuana-related, politics will play a role in what happens next.  It helps that all thirteen members of the panel

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endorsed the use of Epiodolex.  You may recall that the current US Attorney General is very much against any use of marijuana. We'll see to what extent he interferes with this promising new treatment.

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The doctors I saw at the lecture were extremely enthused and very confident they had found a way to bring relief to those persons suffering from seizures.  Whether they get the chance to do so is now up to the FDA.  If you think that people with seizures should

at least try to get benefit from Epiodolex, let the FDA know.

Have you tried marijuana for seizures? What result did you get? Let me know.

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.

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