Is Marijuana the Key to Fewer Opioid Prescriptions?

As the U.S. experiences the most opioid overdoses in history, states that have legalized marijuana report a decline in fills of opioid drug prescriptions. While these two data points may be true, the natural next question of correlation beckons. Could marijuana use among pain patients be the reason, and would an expanded legalization yield extrapolated benefits?

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Vital Facts About Trump Opioid Crisis Emergency Plan

President Trump recently declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency, ignoring the recommendation of his opioid commission and breaking the promise to sign a national emergency declaration over the summer. Can the U.S. response to this crisis really be funded by $57,000 and taking back money already disbursed for HIV/AIDS treatment and training laid-off workers?

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Forgotten Victims of the Opioid Crisis: Patients in Pain

The opioid crisis grows more deadly by the day, and lawmakers are scrambling to stem the tide. But these actions to stop abuse are creating unintended victims. Patients who legitimately need the drugs to combat debilitating pain are faced with a dizzying array of hoops, and in some cases denied access altogether.

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10-YEAR HEADACHE: Rosanne Cash On Diagnoses

Neurologic conditions can be very difficult to diagnose—just ask Rosanne Cash. The Grammy award–winning singer/songwriter and daughter of legendary country singer Johnny Cash lived with painful and often debilitating headaches for most of her adult life. It wasn’t until more than a decade of searching that Cash finally discovered her symptoms were caused by a malformation, in which part of the brain is forced downward into the spinal cavity, and an associated syringomyelia, which is a hole that forms in the spinal cord and can fill with fluid.

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