FDA grants orphan status to GW Pharmaceuticals' epilepsy candidate

11/18/2013 | Drug Store News

GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex secured orphan-drug status from the FDA as a treatment for Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that starts in infancy. The FDA allowed doctors to use the drug, which contains plant-derived cannabidiol, to treat 125 children with Dravet syndrome.

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