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The drug maker behind the first FDA-approved medication derived from marijuana has revealed how much it’ll cost





  • On a call with investors this week, GW Pharmaceuticals revealed the price of Epidiolex, its newly-approved, marijuana-based drug for rare forms of epilepsy.
  • Designed to treat two rare forms of childhood epilepsy using a marijuana compound called CBD, the drug is the first medication of its kind to get FDA approval.
  • The person leading the company’s commercialization efforts in the US said the goal is to keep the price of the drug on par with other epilepsy medications.

A marijuana-derived drug that recently became the first of its kind to win federal approval is not going to be cheap.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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