First FDA-approved cannabis-based drug now available in the US

Dr. Orrin Devinsky, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Health, served as the lead investigator of two of three phase three clinical trials of Epidiolex.

“In those syndromes, when [Epidiolex] was added to three other seizure [medications], on average, it reduced convulsive seizures — or ‘drop seizures’ — by about 25% to 28% compared to a placebo,” Devinsky said. “So I think it’s very important to recognize … that it clearly is effective, and this was statistically significant in all three of the large studies that we did, but by the same token, the effect was modest.

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