GW Pharma Boosts Production in Expectation of FDA Approval

GW Pharmaceuticals is reportedly increasing its manufacturing capacity for medical marijuana and a specific cannabis-based drug it has developed for epileptics called Epidiolex.

The British company is boosting production in anticipation of getting the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration next year or in early 2017 to begin widespread distribution in the United States, according to the Telegraph.

GW Pharmaceuticals has increased production 20 times already and is planning to double production levels next year, the firm’s CEO told the Telegraph. The company plans to process 200 tons of cannabis a year into 1.6 million 100-milligram bottles, enough to treat 55,000 epilepsy patients.

In the meantime, Epidiolex has been undergoing clinical trials at 16 different sites across the United States, and results found that the drug reduced seizures in 45% of patients after three months of use.

The company, which specializes in high-CBD medication, already has another cannabis-derived medicine on the market, Sativex, designed to treat multiple sclerosis.

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3 comments on “GW Pharma Boosts Production in Expectation of FDA Approval
  1. michelle demello on

    I don’t think that a big pharma company cares to much about side effects. Pure cbd oil with lab reports is the best way to injest for medical use for these types of conditions. I say this because you don,know what theyvare mixing in these pills. Untill i see lab results of content. I would stick to pure organic source such as Edens Cure.

    • Edgar Winters on

      Great piece? So glad to hear that GW is in the marijuana business. But to suggest that marijuana CBD’s are better than pure hemp CBD’s is simply deceiving to say the least. We at NGM has been making medicines for patients in Oregon now for 18 years. Too suggest that marijuana alone is the answer for patients will epilepsy, ms, is stretching for straws, our company will put our flowers, oils and tinctures in a comparison any day of the week, against GW. All Natural, and Organic can they say that?

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