Pharmaceutical

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In another historic first for advancing research into the uses of cannabis for pharmaceutical purposes, the University of Washington (UW) has entered into a deal with Canadian-based Pascal Biosciences. Negotiated by CoMotion, UW’s incubation group, the partnership involves UW licensing a cannabinoid-based compound, ST-403 (ST) for use in various pharma products.Read More →

Revive Therapeutics Granted FDA Orphan Drug Designation

According to a recent announcement made by Revive Therapeutics, the company has been granted an FDA Orphan Drug Designation for the use of cannabidiol (“CBD”) in preventing ischemia and reperfusion injury (“IRI”) — both of which can result from solid organ transplantation. Under the Orphan Drug Act of 1983, the FDARead More →

CBD-Derived Epidiolex Gains FDA Approval for Epilepsy

In an historic first, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Epidiolex for the treatment of children with epilepsy. The FDA-approved prescription of Epidiolex is specifically intended for the treatment of two kinds of very severe epilepsy, namely: Dravet  syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. GW Pharmaceuticals, based in the UK, manufactures theRead More →