Baby Given Cannabis-Based Drug in Medical First in Norfolk

A baby has become the first to get a cannabis-derived medicine in a trial to help those born with a condition that can lead to brain damage.

Oscar Parodi was born at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).

This is a lack of oxygen or blood flow from the placenta to the baby.

As part of his treatment he will be given a dose of the study’s cannabis-based drug.

– Read the entire article at BBC News.

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