CBD epilepsy research wins international award

Dr Lyndsey Anderson is a research fellow in pharmacology at the University of Sydney and a
team member in the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics within the University’s Brain and Mind Centre. She was recently awarded the Epilepsia Basic Science Award 2020 for her research paper “Coadministered cannabidiol and clobazam: Preclinical evidence for both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions.”

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Can you sum up this award-winning research? This study aimed to address whether the success of cannabidiol (CBD) in treating Dravet syndrome in clinical trials relies on the drug-drug interaction that occurs with the first-line treatment clobazam. We found that the combined treatment of CBD and clobazam resulted in greater anticonvulsant efficacy than either treatment ...

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