Submitted by Carol Ireland
I understand there was clearly a good deal of upset, especially amongst ‘epilepsy parents’, following responses built in an ABC Brisbane tv news product regarding the evening of 19 September. The portion covered the storyline of the dad that is pleading aided by the Queensland national to permit their 8 12 months old child, who has got a regressive neurological condition that triggers chronic several seizures, usage of medicinal cannabis oil while she’s in hospital. Really a remark made with respect to the medical sector triggered the upset: “children in particular have actually presented in hospitals with comas and died from cannabis oil”. Epilepsy Action has been doing some research with this subject and I also share that I have written to the Australian Medical Association with you now the body of the letter.
“I reference a news article on ABC tv regarding the of 19 September 2016 about medicinal cannabis and children with epilepsy, in particular the Peek family evening. Opinions created by you in this meeting have actually triggered anger, concern as well as in some full instances fear inside the epilepsy community. I compose this letter into the hope so it serves to describe the cause of this also to look for your support in ameliorating the specific situation.
During my role as CEO and Managing Director of Epilepsy Action Australia We have had significant contact with numerous families up against difficult choices in handling their child’s unrelenting and debilitating seizures as a consequence of epilepsy.Read More