Correction: SP sets criteria for access to cannabis-based medicines by SUS – 15/01/2023

The article revealed on Friday the thirteenth continues to be incorrect. Contrary to what was reported within the first model of the report, the invoice nonetheless is dependent upon the sanction of Governor Tarcísio de Freitas to take impact. Here is the corrected textual content:

The Legislative Assembly of São Paulo (Alespe) revealed on Friday the thirteenth in its official journal, the foundations of the invoice, which supplies free affected person access to cannabidiol medication from the Unified Health System (USS) within the state well being community. The textual content, which nonetheless is dependent upon the sanction of Governor Tarcisio de Freitas (Republicans) to enter into pressure, stipulates that cannabinoid medicines should be pre-registered with the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) and within the nation of origin, scientifically confirmed profit impact and they are going to be distributed solely after a medical report and a prescription justifying the therapy.

The invoice, permitted on the finish of December by Alesp, stipulates that the implementation of all of the offered pointers will rely upon the State Health Secretariat.

The folder will even be accountable, if the regulation is sanctioned, for registering all sufferers – the shape must be obtainable on-line. In it, the individual should show that he doesn’t have the monetary situations to buy the therapy within the non-public community.

Medicines will solely be distributed for the therapy of illnesses whose use of cannabinoids is listed within the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). Scientific analysis lately has already proven that the substance brings advantages to autistic folks, for instance with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and uncommon illnesses.

The registration of sufferers eligible to obtain cannabinoids by way of SUS will probably be legitimate for one 12 months and may solely be renewed upon presentation of a brand new medical report containing the event of the case after using the drug and a brand new prescription with dosage, quantity required and anticipated therapy time.

public debate

The invoice drafted by MPs Caio França (PSB), Erica Malunguinho (PSOL), Patrícia Gama (PSDB), Marina Helou (Rede), Sergio Victor (Novo), Adalberto Freitas (PSDB), Isa Penna (PCdoB) and Monica da Mandata Activist (PSOL) predicts that access to cannabinoid medicines can be linked to the general public debate about using the substance.

One of the objectives of the textual content is to “encourage public insurance policies to debate and supply info on using hashish medicines by way of lectures, boards, symposia, coaching programs for managers and different vital actions”.

It additionally discovered that the state Department of Health ought to create a working committee with technicians and representatives of sufferers and non-revenue associations to help and analysis hashish.

Also in October, the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM) issued a decision limiting the use and public dialogue of cannabinoids in Brazil. The measure prohibits docs from giving lectures and programs on using hashish-derived merchandise outdoors of a scientific setting.

Less than every week after the decision was revealed, the CFM withdrew the choice after robust opposition from civil society and questioning by the Federal State Department. The group stated it might talk about the subject once more and open a brand new public session on using cannabinoids.

See the foundations permitted by Alesp for access to cannabinoid-based mostly therapies from SUS in São Paulo:

– The affected person should register upfront with the State Health Department, which could be finished on-line, by electronic mail or delivered immediately to the folder constructing;

– Registration could be finished within the identify of the affected person or a authorized consultant;

– Only therapies with the utmost focus of tetrahydrocannabidiol permitted by Anvisa will probably be distributed;

– The affected person should submit a report from a legally certified specialist containing the outline of the case, the classification of the illness within the ICD, the justification for utilizing a drug that isn’t registered in Brazil, in contrast to current therapeutic alternate options and evolution with earlier therapies;

– The affected person should additionally current a prescription for the drug from a legally competent specialist with the identify of the affected person and the drug, dosage, required quantity, time of therapy, date, signature and registration variety of the specialist entered in his class council;

– It is critical for the affected person to signal a declaration of accountability and a proof for the emergency administration of the drug.

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