Dr Henry Lowe, the Jamaican scientist known for his anti-cancer research, on Tuesday revealed that he has been granted a new patent from the United States authorities for a cannabis-derived drug for the treatment of eye diseases.
The patent — #US10,278,950B2 — states in part that “the invention provides a cannabis-based flavonoid pharmaceutical composition… for the prevention and treatment of certain ocular diseases and related disorders”.
“This pharmaceutical innovation is exciting because it will be able to bring relief to millions of people throughout the world who are suffering from certain eye diseases. It will also have the potential to tap into the billions of dollars spent on the management of eye diseases,” a news release from Lowe’s office said, adding that the major eye diseases referenced in the patent are glaucoma and myopia.
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