Blog Articles, tagged with: Sativex



MS Ireland has made a detailed submission to the HSE Corporate Pharmaceutical Unit on Sativex. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the people with MS who completed our short survey on Sativex in January/February as the information collected from this has helped us to develop our...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday March 07 2017 08:51 AM

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Survey on Sativex


MS Ireland is planning to make a submission to the HSE regarding Sativex. If you have been affected by the lack of availability of Sativex, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey, which will help us to develop a strong submission. This survey is completely confidential and you w...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday January 10 2017 03:28 PM

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Health Minister Announces Review of Policy on Medicinal Cannabis


The Health Minister has announced a review of Ireland's policy on medicinal cannabis. Cannabis is available for medical use in a number of countries including the Netherlands, Australia and parts of the United States. It remains strictly controlled in Ireland, and this review is expected to be m...

Published by MS Ireland on Friday November 04 2016 01:17 PM

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Sativex Update


Sativex not cost-effective The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE), which assesses the potential benefits and costs of new medicines, is once again in the spotlight following their ruling that Sativex is not cost-effective at the price quoted by its manufacturer, Almirall. This means th...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday October 09 2014 10:29 AM

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Support for cannabis growing


Is Ireland ready to say yes? An article in this weekend's Irish Times reports that support for the legalisation of cannabis in Ireland is growing slowly but steadily. At the moment, people who use marijuana to relieve medical conditions face criminalisation, a €2,750 fine and up to 12 mont...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday January 20 2014 12:00 PM

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Sativex Submission to the Governement


MS Ireland supports legislation changes to allow Sativex in Ireland General Practitioners (GPs) in Ireland might soon be authorised to prescribe a cannabis-based medication for the treatment of symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).   For a number of years MS Ireland has been campaign...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday September 18 2013 12:55 PM

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Medicinal Cannabis: Government Announces Update


Minister says legislation is at an ‘advanced stage’ It has taken a long time but yesterday Minister for State, Alex White suggested there would soon be a change in legislation to allow cannabis-based medicinal products in Ireland. The Minister launched the ‘Drug Use in Ireland ...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday July 04 2013 09:26 AM

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Power of Sativex Questioned


The British Medical Journal raises some questions over the efficacy of the cannabis based drug In the December edition of the Journal’s Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin, authors reviewed the research available on Sativex and questioned its usefulness in tackling spasticity in MS. They quest...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday December 19 2012 09:38 AM

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Cannabis Drug: Green Light


Government to change laws to make Sativex available in Ireland. On Tuesday the government confirmed that it proposes to bring forward plans to make cannabis-based drugs like Sativex, an MS drug for spasticity, available in Ireland. Cannabis is currently a schedule 1 drug covered under the Misuse...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday September 12 2012 05:22 PM

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Opinions Needed: Sativex and the Medicinal Use of Cannabis

Earlier in the year MS Ireland wrote to the Minister for Health and Children Dr James Reilly regarding the licensing of Sativex, a cannabis based drug to treat spasticity for people with MS. The oral spray is available in the UK and other countries but not in Ireland. The department ...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday October 17 2011 10:49 AM

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