OTC cannabidiol 'a risk for drug-drug adverse reactions'

Patients will need close monitoring if taking other medications, pharmacologist says

A plan to make cannabidiol available over the counter comes with the risk that drug-drug interactions will not be monitored, a leading pharmacologist says.

This week the TGA unveiled its plan to let pharmacists prescribe low-dose cannabidiol from 2021, assuming manufacturers have had cannabidiol products registered in the meantime.

Medicinal cannabis products are currently limited to the Special Access Scheme.

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