Tag Archives: Chronic

"Impact of Medical Marijuana Legalization on Opioid Use, Chronic Opioid Use, and High-risk Opioid Use"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new article recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and authored by Anuj Shah, Corey Hayes, Mrinmayee Lakkad, and Bradley Martin. Here is the abstract: Objective To … Continue reading

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"Driving under the influence of cannabis among medical cannabis patients with chronic pain"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new study just published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Here is its abstract: Background Driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) is a public health concern among … Continue reading

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Diabetes Drug Tradjenta Associated With Bullous Pemphigoid, A Chronic Blistering Skin Condition

Bullous Pemphigoid (BP) Is An Auto-Immune Skin Disease Which Can Be Fatal, Particularly In Patients Who Are Debilitated   (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com)   Three relatively new medical studies add weight to an emerging drug safety issue involving … Continue reading

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New Drug to Treat Chronic Drooling

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a drug called Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), to treat excessive drooling in adults. Excessive drooling, or chronic sialorrhea, is a common symptom of cerebral palsy (CP), Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and … Continue reading

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Chronic Care Act Allows Medicare to Provide More Benefits for the Chronically Ill

Recently, Congress enacted a law offering additional benefits to Medicare beneficiaries with various chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, complications from injury, and heart failure. The Creating High-Quality Results & Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act adds coverage to … Continue reading

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