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CBD Proves Successful in Trial for Dravet Syndrome

Results from the first randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial of CBD for Dravet syndrome has been released and shows that CBD can help alleviate seizures for those diagnosed with this syndrome. Dravet syndrome is a rare, lifelong form of epilepsy that beings in infancy with frequent and/or prolonged seizures. Dravet syndrome affects 1 in 15,700 individuals, severely impacting the quality of life and requiring the individual to be under constant care. Current treatment options are extremely limited. "A total of 108 patients successfully completed the 14-week treatment period that included “randomization” (50% entered the placebo group and 50% entered the cannabidiol group), a 2-week titration up to the desired dose, and a 12 week maintenance period. After this blind...

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