The new drug, Epidiolex, is now available by prescription in all 50 states.
The new medication from GW Pharmaceuticals will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, a neurological disorder that leads to unpredictable seizures. The oral solution is to be taken twice daily.
Epidiolex contains cannabidiol, a chemical component of marijuana. The medication does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana’s primary psychoactive component that causes the common “high.”
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