Cannabidiol - GW Pharmaceuticals

Drug Profile

Cannabidiol - GW Pharmaceuticals

Alternative Names: CBD - GW Pharmaceuticals; Epidiolex; GW-42003; GWP-42003; GWP-42003-P

Latest Information Update: 11 May 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator GW Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer GW Pharmaceuticals; University of Alabama at Birmingham; University of Utah
  • Class Analgesics; Antiepileptic drugs; Antipsychotics; Anxiolytics; Cannabinoids; Cyclohexenes; Muscle relaxants; Neuroprotectants; Obesity therapies; Skin disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Antioxidants; Cannabinoid receptor CB1 antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Lennox-Gastaut syndrome; Dravet syndrome; Cerebral ischaemia; Infantile spasms; Tuberous sclerosis
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Preregistration Dravet syndrome; Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • Phase III Infantile spasms; Tuberous sclerosis
  • Phase II Epilepsy; Opioid abuse; Parkinson's disease; Schizophrenia
  • Phase I Cerebral ischaemia
  • Preclinical Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Ovarian cancer
  • Discontinued Dyslipidaemias; Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Ulcerative colitis

Most Recent Events

  • 16 May 2018 GW Pharmaceuticals expects a decision regarding its Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in early 2019
  • 16 May 2018 GW Pharmaceuticals expects approval and launch of cannabidiol in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in the second half of 2018
  • 21 Apr 2018 Interim efficacy and adverse events data from a phase III extension trial in Dravet syndrome presented at the at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN-2018)
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