11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVE, the biopharmaceutical industry's premier publication, spoke with leaders in a resurgent patient movement about matters of life and death: compassionate use
access to new drugs, clinical trial participation policy, and the individual unmet needs of patients suffering from dementia and cancer.
She was cited by police even though she had a Santa Cruz County-issued medical marijuana card, authorized under the state's Compassionate Use
Act, said her attorney, Christina Alvarez, with the American Civil Liberties Union Drug Law Reform Project.
The decision supports Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use
Act, a 1996 state law that sought to ensure that patients and their primary caregivers who obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes upon the recommendation of a physician are not subject to criminal prosecution or sanction.
Sure, there's the safety valve of the compassionate use
exception," says the congressional staffer who works on the Burzynski case.
When California voters passed the Compassionate Use
Act in 1996, the 68-year-old Simi Valley resident just wanted to use the drug he says gives him relief from migraine headaches and symptoms of diabetes.
California's Compassionate Use
Act of 1996 largely grew out of the experience of illegal but semi-tolerated "buyer's clubs" that provide marijuana to chemotherapy, AIDS, glaucoma, and chronic pain patients.
com), a development-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company, reports continued progress in its compassionate use
program for PV-10.
The Compassionate Use
Act has created a battleground between advocates and law enforcement.
The club also serves as headquarters for Californians for Compassionate Use
, which is trying to get a medical marijuana initiative on the 1996 ballot.
The City of West Hollywood has had a long-standing commitment to the compassionate use
of medical marijuana for those persons who are facing catastrophic illnesses," said City Manager Paul Arevalo.
Peron and his group, Californians for Compassionate Use
, worked to get Prop.
The patient on compassionate use
continues to respond well and has entered the ninth month of treatment with DAVANAT(R)/5-FU therapy.