FDA OKs first cannabinoid, gives green light to GW Pharma’s Epidiolex for rare seizures
GW Pharma $GWPH finished its layup at the FDA today with Epidiolex, grabbing its first ever marketing OK for one of its cannabinoid drugs and setting up the biotech for a major shift toward commercialization.
Two months after a unanimous recommendation by an outside group of FDA experts and some glowing recommendations in the internal review, GW will now set out to open up a new class of meds after demonstrating the drug’s ability to prevent seizures in children suffering from rare cases of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.
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