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Medical milestone: U.S. OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite …


Marijuana extract sharply cuts seizures in severe form of epilepsy

An oil derived from the marijuana plant sharply reduces violent seizures in young people suffering from a rare, severe form of epilepsy, according to a study published Wednesday that gives …


Four Idaho kids have qualified to take marijuana-derived epilepsy drug

Four Idaho children are now taking a drug derived from marijuana to treat severe epilepsy under a limited state program, Idaho lawmakers learned Monday, and 18 more kids are being …


Washington State University scientists treating sick grizzly

PULLMAN — Scientists at Washington State University are treating a 3-year-old female grizzly bear that has been suffering seizures.


Event advances epilepsy profile, research

Most residents know lilac is Spokane’s color. But most probably don’t know that lilac or purple is also the color of epilepsy awareness. Chris Engle knows. Engle was diagnosed with …


Abbott Labs agrees to pay $1.5B over Depakote

WASHINGTON — Abbott Laboratories has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.5 billion over allegations that it promoted the anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses that were not approved by the …


Army vet battling private insurer for coverage she feels is due

A highly trained helicopter mechanic sits in her Chattaroy home and wonders what will come next: another debilitating brain seizure or the therapy she hopes will help her recover from …