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Doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis products to patients in the UK from today. Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced last month that new regulations would come into force on Thursday, relaxing the rules about the circumstances in which the products can be given to patients. The move follows several…
A neurology review sparked by concerns about a consultant's work has cost around £1 million so far, Northern Ireland's department of health said. A total of 3,544 former patients of Dr Michael Watt have been or are in the process of being recalled. Many have epilepsy. Patients who were being…
The mother of an epileptic teenager is calling for a new "Billy's Law" in Northern Ireland. Billy Caldwell's mum Charlotte successfully led a campaign to get medicinal cannabis laws changed in the UK after her son's medicines were confiscated at Heathrow Airport on June 11. She said while families across…
An epileptic man who died after being restrained face down by police officers was held in a van for seven and a half minutes before receiving medical attention, a misconduct panel has heard. Duncan Tomlin fell unconscious after a struggle with Sussex Police officers when he was detained during a…
Doctors will be able to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients in the UK, the Home Office has said. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has decided to reschedule the products, relaxing the rules about the circumstances in which they can be given to patients, after considering expert advice from a specially…
A young girl from Co Down waiting to hear if she has been granted a licence to be treated with medicinal cannabis oil, has been admitted to hospital. Sophia Gibson, six, from Newtownards, suffers from a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome. Her parents, Danielle and Darren say…
The mother of a six-year-old epileptic boy has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil through the border in the first known successful attempt since the Government paved the way for reforms. Hannah Deacon was allowed to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday (pictured) carrying a five-month supply of the banned…
The Home Office has rubber-stamped a special exemption licence meaning severely epileptic Billy Caldwell can go home with his medicinal cannabis, a family spokesman has said. His mother Charlotte, of Castlederg in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, had seven bottles confiscated at Heathrow Airport customs on June 11 after she brought…
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a review of the medicinal use of cannabis which could lead to patients in the UK being prescribed drugs derived from the banned plant. Mr Javid announced the move in a statement to the House of Commons in the wake of a series of…
The mother of a 12-year-old son with acute epilepsy who had cannabis oil used to treat his condition confiscated from her at Heathrow has demanded a meeting with the Home Secretary and the Health Secretary within 24 hours. Charlotte Caldwell (pictured) had been using the banned medication - which contains…
A mother seeking a cannabis oil supply to treat her sick son could apply for a clinical trial in Northern Ireland. Health officials have offered to meet anyone wanting guidance on the process. Charlotte Caldwell (pictured) has vowed to return to Canada to get more of the drug used to…
A British mother has vowed to return to Canada to get more cannabis oil used to treat her son's severe epilepsy after having a supply confiscated at Heathrow Airport. Charlotte Caldwell made the trip to Toronto and back with 12-year-old Billy to get a six-month supply to treat up to…
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