EXCLUSIVE: New, streamlined processes are set to simplify Australia’s cumbersome Authorised Prescriber scheme in a move which could encourage more GPs to offer medicinal cannabis to patients, Cannabiz has learned.

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Under changes quietly drawn up by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Human Research Ethics Committees (HREC) will be able to provide prescribers with an endorsement for a broad category of products. Prescribers will still need to then seek product-specific approval from the TGA.

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...