FDA Releases Marijuana Webpage
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) understands that caregivers and patients are looking for treatment options for unmet medical needs. In some instances, patients or their caregivers are turning to marijuana in an attempt to treat conditions such as seizures and chemotherapy-induced nausea. To date, limited information has been publicly available on FDA’s role and activities on the use of marijuana to treat these conditions.
Today, FDA has released a Web page, FDA and Marijuana
, that provides information on how marijuana is currently regulated for medical use; FDA’s role in overseeing the development of clinical trials involving marijuana; and how FDA’s role relates to the activities of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The Web page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Deborah J. Miller, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.N., R.N.