AXIM Biotech Enters Clinical Study Agreement with University of British Columbia to Begin Clinical Trial On CBD Chewing Gum For Treatment of Drug-Related Psychosis
NEW YORK, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM Biotech) (AXIM), a world leader in cannabinoid research and development, today announced that it has entered into a Clinical Study Agreement (CSA) with the University of British Columbia in Canada to begin a clinical trial with its CanChew Plus® cannabidiol (CBD) chewing gum product to treat drug-induced psychosis in adult patients.
The University will work with Health Canada and their own ethics board to design the trial, which will be conducted at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and will demonstrate the efficacy of AXIM’s chewing gum product composed of 50mg CBD to treat drug-related psychosis.
“This is another major milestone for AXIM, as we embark on this new clinical program on patients suffering from drug-related psychosis using innovative delivery mechanisms containing cannabinoids,” said George E. Anastassov, MD, DDS, MBA and Chief Executive Officer of AXIM Biotech. “We are excited to be collaborating with the University of British Columbia, one of Canada’s top leading academic institutions, to determine if our CBD chewing gum product will prove to be effective in treating patients for this unmet medical need condition.”
Drug-related psychosis, also known as substance-induced psychotic disorder, is any psychotic episode that is related to the abuse of an intoxicant. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about 3 in every 100 people will experience at least one episode of psychosis in their lifetimes.
The University of British Columbia is a global center for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world, and top three in Canada.
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