Cannabis for therapeutic use: soon available in hospital pharmacies in Piedmont

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Piedmont said yes to cannabis for medical use which should be available in hospital pharmacies from January 2016.

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Il Piemonte he said yes to cannabis per medical use which is expected to be available in hospital pharmacies in the region from January 2016.

The new resolution of the Piedmont Region will serve to implement the regional law presented last June on the administration of cannabinoids for therapeutic purposes, which may take place in hospitals or at home under the guidance of specialist doctors or the family doctor.

The Regional Health Service will cover the costs related to the delivery of cannabinoids only when the doctor deems it to be. indispensable treatment and exclusively for certain pathological conditions.

"The ministerial decree, on the basis of the scientific evidence produced up to now and which must be updated periodically, establishes that the medical use of cannabis can be considered a symptomatic treatment to support standard treatments. That is, when the usual treatments have not produced the desired effects, it is possible to switch to the medical use of cannabis and only for some specific serious diseases "- has explained the councilor for health of the Piedmont Region, Antonio Saitta.

I cannabinoid drugs which will be available in Piedmont can be used, subject to evaluation and doctor's prescription, by serious patients or with particular pathologies with reference, for example, to tumors, Tourette's syndrome, anorexia nervosa, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, glaucoma, AIDS and chronic pain, but only in cases where conventional medicine has not proved effective.

Finally, as pointed out by the Piedmont Region, the supply of cannabinoid-based medicines will take place directly by pharmacies of local health authorities and hospitals who, if they do not have a hospital pharmacy service, can also find cannabinoid drugs in a pharmacy open to the public.



Read Thu the complete list of diseases provided by the Piedmont Region.


Specialties Thu la Regional Law of Piedmont on medical cannabis of 15 June 2015.


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