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Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:05 am

(I looked back a year and half and couldn't find an active health care thread so I'm starting this one...again in my quest to get some stuff out of the Catch all thread).


There was a great podcast today at CATO that showed just how little individual control and choice we have as Americans because of various bureaucracies in our government -- most notably how awful our FDA is.



https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-da ... ealth-care
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Re: Healthcare

Postby Buc2 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:21 pm

The first FDA-approved Cannabis-based drug will be available across the US
by WSYX/WTTE Thursday, November 1st 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has given approval for a cannabis-based medication that is available in all 50 states.

The drug, Epidiolex, is officially approved as a treatment for people with two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet Syndrome, and Lennonx-Gastaut Syndrome. It was recommended for approval in April and approved by the FDA in June, but then the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Agency had to reclassify it before it could be legally prescribed.

Doctors are also allowed to prescribe Epidiolex for other conditions.

Dravet Syndrome is a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that starts affecting patients in the first year of life. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is a form of epilepsy and symptoms usually start between the ages of three and five. Epidiolex is approved for patients age two and up.

GW Pharmaceuticals, which makes Epidiolex, says the average list price is $32,500 a year, but most insurance plans will cover the drug.
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Re: Healthcare

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:50 pm

Yeah. You can buy CBD oil over the counter at a gas station.
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Re: Healthcare

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:53 pm

$32,500 a year ... LOL
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Re: Healthcare

Postby Buc2 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:33 am

Zarniwoop wrote:$32,500 a year ... LOL

Right? You can buy much better from your local dealer at a fraction of that cost. :lol:
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Re: Healthcare

Postby Zarniwoop » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:39 am

That’s govt for you ... regulating stuff and granting monopolies to help their buddies
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Re: Healthcare

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:41 am

Medicaid expansion on the ballot in Idaho, Utah, Nebraska, and Montana today.

we shall see.
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