Feb 2018

QUEENSLAND LEADS WITH WORLD-FIRST MEDICINAL CANNABIS TRIAL

A Queensland trial will evaluate the benefits of medicinal cannabis for symptom relief in cancer patients receiving palliative care. The clinical trial is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), a landmark fund established by the Australian Government supporting clinical trials for rare diseases and unmet medical needs.

The study is the first clinical trial worldwide to rigorously evaluate the efficacy, safety and acceptability of medicinal cannabinoids for symptom relief in advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care. The study will be a randomised, blinded, placebo controlled trial that will define the role of medicinal cannabis in the care of these patients.

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ANTG has listed two new THC-dominant medicinal cannabis strains on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).

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In an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes, Olivia Newton-John, Australian actress who is recovering from her third breast cancer continues to credit medical cannabis with helping her manage not only the pain, but also sleep and anxiety.

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