The Therapeutic Goods Administration approved almost 6,000 medicinal cannabis prescriptions in October, a slight decline from September but still up sharply year-on-year, latest data has shown.

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Figures published by the TGA revealed 5,972 prescriptions were approved through the Special Access Scheme, down 4% from the previous month’s record of 6,206.

Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...