MS Australia backs new bid to list Sativex on PBS

Australian pharmaceutical firm Emerge Health has confirmed its ambition to get Sativex listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme “as soon as possible”.

Sativex, the trade name for nabiximols, a CBD medicine administered in the treatment of moderate-to-severe spasticity in MS patients, is currently the only medicinal cannabis product included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), having been registered in 2012.

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Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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