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Cost Cutting and the War on Drugs

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The rumors have some basis in reality, given the way Big Pharma has moved into the medical marijuana market. In 2007, the British drug company GW Pharmaceuticals announced that it had partnered with the Japanese company Otsuka to bring "Sativex" -- a liquefied marijuana sprayed under the tongue -- to the U.S.  Sativex recently completed Phase II efficacy and safety trials studies, and the manufacturer is in discussion with the FDA regarding Phase III testing. Phase III is usually the final step before the drug can be marketed in the US.

Sativex is already in use in Britain, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Canada, the Czech Republic and New Zealand.

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My initial reaction on discovering my views on dru... by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall on Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 8:39:22 PM
Every article I have read about the war [sic] on d... by Bruce Morgan on Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 11:23:35 PM
All your points are totally valid, Bruce. However ... by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall on Friday, Aug 19, 2011 at 12:15:44 AM
As always, Dr. Bramhall, another great article. If... by Ariel Monserrat on Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 10:51:17 AM