M2 EQUITYBITES-January 23, 2018-Genmab announces Novartis' intention to transition the commercial availability of Arzerra to limited availability via compassionate use
M2 PHARMA-January 23, 2018-Genmab announces Novartis' intention to transition the commercial availability of Arzerra to limited availability via compassionate use
The Texas Compassionate Use
Act legalized the selling of a specific kind of cannabis oil derived from marijuana plants for a very small group of customers: epilepsy patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication.
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.
Under its compassionate use
rule, the FDA allows unapproved drugs to be prescribed when effective alternatives are not available.
Novartis (VTX: NOVN) has revealed its intention to transition Arzerra (ofatumumab), a treatment for certain chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) indications, from commercial availability to limited availability via compassionate use
programmes in all markets except the United States, Genmab A/S (CPH: GEN) announced on Monday.
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.
The Compassionate Use
Act has created a battleground between advocates and law enforcement.