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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