Sanity Group places individuals first to enhance affected person entry and drive innovation, and utilises the well being advantages of cannabinoid medicines.
Placing individuals first, in addition to cross-stakeholder co-operation, are the keys to make sure truthful entry to medicinal hashish for sufferers and to enhance their high quality of life. Subsequently, it’s Sanity Group’s mission to work along with docs, pharmacists, medical insurance corporations, academia and business to unlock the well being advantages of cannabinoids and to offer each affected person with optimum cannabinoid medicines (see Medical Cannabis Network Quarterly Issue 1 for a full report on Sanity Group, its imaginative and prescient, construction, and crew).
Cannabinoid medicines and the medicinal hashish affected person’s journey in Germany
The German healthcare system may be very advanced, each with regard to its regulatory foundation and the varied interactions between its healthcare stakeholders. It’s due to this fact not stunning that sufferers’ journey to acquire medicinal hashish in Germany is an extended and troublesome course of with some hurdles alongside the way in which. Sanity Group´s subsidiary, Vayamed, helps to shed some mild on the affected person journey (see infographic).
The medical hashish affected person’s journey begins with a physician’s appointment – nevertheless, discovering a physician who’s keen to prescribe medicinal hashish is just not straightforward. Many practitioners nonetheless are inexperienced or have doubts or no sources to cope with the subject.
The hashish prescription issued to the affected person can both be a personal prescription or a statutory medical insurance prescription. It must be totally correct and complete, detailing the pressure, quantity and dose of remedy; in any other case it will likely be thought of invalid. Equally, functions for reimbursement must be correct and full, in any other case the duvet of the prices will probably be denied.
Since 2017, German statutory medical insurance funds have coated the prices of hashish medicines below strict circumstances, to be assessed by the prescribing doctor:
- A critical sickness should be current;
- A recognised medical remedy is just not obtainable or is just not doable in line with a medical opinion; and
- There’s a prospect of a noticeable enchancment over the course of the remedy.
As soon as the sufferers have been issued a prescription by their physician, in addition to approval of reimbursement by their medical insurance firm, they have to discover a pharmacy to fill the prescription. Not each pharmacy provides medicinal hashish; and a few which do present hashish can nonetheless expertise provide shortages.
Sanity Group’s subsidiary Vayamed GmbH works intently along with all stakeholders alongside the worth chain to make the affected person’s journey as straightforward as doable; and to make sure every hashish affected person receives the perfect medicines for his or her particular person remedy wants.
Vayamed: a brand new cannabinoid medicines provide hope for German sufferers
“To be able to strengthen the affiliation with the holding firm, Sanity Group’s subsidiary concentrating on medicinal hashish, Sanatio Pharma, is now known as Vayamed (vayamed.com). Vayamed’s final objective is to alleviate sufferers’ signs and thus enhance their high quality of life. To attain this, Vayamed focuses on creating and promoting progressive cannabinoid medicines for the European market,” explains Fabian Friede, Managing Director of Vayamed.
Since Germany’s legalisation of hashish for medical use in 2017 the business has been affected by a scarcity of provide. Vayamed is actively filling this void by offering docs, pharmacists, and sufferers entry to prime quality medical hashish or cannabinoid medicines. The corporate prides itself on sustaining the best high quality of merchandise by fastidiously choosing its manufacturing and logistics companions.
Whereas the therapeutic potential of hashish is more and more being recognised inside the medical neighborhood, many physicians stay reluctant to prescribe it. Restricted scientific information, together with the truth that medicinal hashish in Germany has very restricted permitted indications, make it difficult to adequately place hashish inside the present normal of care.
Drawing on its medicinal hashish experience, Vayamed offers the medical neighborhood and sufferers with the data, schooling and assist they should overcome the persisting stigma. A variety of companies is out there to deal with customers’ scientific, authorized, and sensible considerations surrounding medicinal hashish: for instance, Vayamed has established a service hotline, the place a crew of scientists is out there for any questions concerning medicinal hashish.
Vayamed will quickly introduce a brand new vary of hashish flos (dried entire flower) merchandise with various THC and CBD concentrations to the market. With these new merchandise, the corporate’s portfolio will cowl a majority of the sufferers’ wants. Moreover, Vayamed continuously works on improvements within the hashish area to higher serve sufferers.
About Sanity Group
Sanity Group and its subsidiaries develop progressive cannabinoid medicines and wellbeing merchandise and make them extensively and readily accessible all through Europe. To utilise the complete potential of its well being advantages, Sanity Group is investing in basic analysis into the hashish plant and its energetic components, in addition to in particular areas of utility. Geared up with this data, Sanity Group’s crew of consultants constantly educates healthcare professionals, sufferers, and shoppers; in an effort to assist them to reside a more healthy life. Subsidiaries of Sanity Group embrace Vayamed, VAAY and different manufacturers.
Meet the Medical Advisory Board of Sanity Group
To be able to fulfil the best medical requirements, it was crucial to convey collectively the brightest minds on the subject of cannabinoid medicines to type a robust Medical Advisory Board for Sanity Group and Vayamed.
This internationally recognised group of researchers and physicians is dedicated to facilitating groundbreaking developments within the rising discipline of cannabinoid science. The Board will meet commonly to assist outline related analysis priorities for the Sanity Group and to make sure contact with the analysis neighborhood, observe the market tendencies in analysis, and newest developments for prescriptions (for instance, by way of dosage varieties). Moreover, they’ll turn out to be the go-to individuals to reply sensible questions on functions from the on a regular basis lifetime of prescribing physicians and pharmacists; and they’ll symbolize Sanity Group at coaching programs, commerce festivals, and congresses.
Inaugural members of the Medical Advisory Board embrace:
Professor Dr Kirsten Müller-Vahl
Professor of Psychiatry, Hannover Medical College
Professor Müller-Vahl is a Professor of Psychiatry on the Division of Psychiatry, Sociology and Psychotherapy on the Hannover Medical College (MHH), Germany. She is a world famend specialist in each neurology and grownup psychiatry. Over the past 20 years she has investigated greater than 1,500 sufferers with Tourette syndrome (kids and adults). She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Affiliation of America (TAA).
As an creator she wrote the rules for the remedy of TS for each ESSTS and the American Academy of Neurology. She was a founding member of the Worldwide Affiliation for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM) and is the vice chairman of the organisation since 2015.
Professor Dr Thomas Herdegen
Professor of Pharmacology, Specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Kiel College Hospital
Professor Herdegen is the deputy Head of the Institute for Experimental and Medical Pharmacology on the College Medical Middle Schleswig-Holstein, in Kiel, Germany. He studied human medication (Würzburg, Vienna), neuroscientific coaching and analysis on the Universities of Heidelberg, Yale (USA), San Diego (USA) and Brisbane (Australia); acquired a Heisenberg scholarship from the DFG; was appointed Professor of Pharmacology at College Hospital Kiel; and is a Specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology. His specialist areas of labor are neuropharmacology and ache pharmacology.
Dr Dennis Stracke
Pharmacist at MediosApotheke Anike Oleski e. Kfr.;Head of Neurology Division, Berlin
Dr Stracke started his licence to practise as a pharmacist in 2006, from September 2006 to February 2010 as a analysis affiliate and doctoral candidate on the Institute for Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry in Münster. His doctoral dissertation is titled ‘Inhibition of degenerative processes in an arthrosis mannequin by phenolic constituents from hops (Humulus lupulus)’. From February 2010 till June 2010 Stracke was a analysis assistant on the Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry in Münster; since June 2010 he has been a pharmacist at MediosApotheke Anike Oleski e. Kfr.
Dr Marc Seibolt
Head Doctor of the day clinic for ache medication on the Algesiologikum, Munich
Dr Seibolt is a specialist in anaesthesiology; particular ache remedy; primary habit remedy; and emergency medication. He accomplished his medical research on the Eberhard Karls College of Tübingen and acquired a Grasp of Enterprise Administration (MBA) from Neu-Ulm College of Utilized Sciences and UCLA College of Public Well being, Division of Well being Companies, Los Angeles (USA). His important areas of exercise embrace multimodal ache remedy; drug-based ache remedy; interventional ache remedy; and the remedy of sufferers with persistent ache and psychological stress. He’s a member of the German Ache Society e.V. (DGSS) and the Skilled Affiliation of German Anaesthetists (BDA).
What’s subsequent for Sanity Group?
“Now that CBD is mainstream in most nations and obtainable in drugstores, it’s time for us to step up our recreation. With our wellbeing CBD model VAAY, established in February 2020, we have now already exceeded all expectations. We’re listed on the prime on-line wellness and wonder retailers like Flaconi and Douglas. Our product vary varies from sports activities gels, via bathtub bombs, to different progressive beauty merchandise. Subsequent is the launch of two new and progressive merchandise and market entry into the UK. We’re additionally launching our new useful cosmetics model primarily based on CBD that will probably be obtainable quickly,” says Finn Hänsel, Managing Director of VAAY and Co-founder of Sanity Group.
VAAY product information
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CBD merchandise completely made for pharmacies
With the brand new useful cosmetics model primarily based on CBD mixed with botanical extracts specializing in clear indications, Sanity Group is bringing a product particularly composed for classy prospects. Will probably be obtainable in Germany as quickly as September. The merchandise are the cool counterpart to the identified therapeutic ointments with 100% pure components. Sanity is constructing the core of its model, cannabinoid medicines and merchandise by combining a holistic method with therapeutic elements.