Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1999-2010

In a 2014 report of a study conducted by Marcus A. Bachhuber, MD; Brendan Saloner, PhD; Chinazo O. Cunningham, MD, MS to “determine the association between the presence of state medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic overdose mortality,” they wrote, “increased access to medical cannabis may reduce Continue reading Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1999-2010

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?