CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016

In a March 18, 2016 report, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released its guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.  In this article, the CDC cautions clinicians in testing for substances “for which results would not affect patient management.” “Clinicians should Continue reading CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016

Limited Study Shows Promise for Idiopathic Recurrent Angioedema

(This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.*)  Abstract We present a case of a 27-year-old man with Continue reading Limited Study Shows Promise for Idiopathic Recurrent Angioedema

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions and Deaths Related to Pain Killers?

Reprinted without permission David Powell, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Mireille Jacobson NBER Working Paper No. 21345 Issued in July 2015 NBER Program(s):   HC   HE Many medical marijuana patients report using marijuana to alleviate chronic pain from musculoskeletal problems and other sources. If marijuana Continue reading Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions and Deaths Related to Pain Killers?

The Case for Retaining and Improving the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

The case for Retaining and Improving the OMMP.

Introduction The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) has become an integral part of health care for some 70,000 Oregonians. It provides a vital service to many who have exhausted all other sources for relief from chronic pain, cancer and other debilitating conditions, Continue reading The Case for Retaining and Improving the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program