Tag Archives: Opioid

"Does medical marijuana decrease opioid use or boost it?"

The title of this post is the title of this effective new WonkBlog piece by Keith Humphreys, which makes these important points: Studies conducted at the state level show that expanding access to medical marijuana is correlated with lower rates … Continue reading

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CMS Posts Update of Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated version of the Medicare Part D opioid prescribing mapping tool, providing an interactive, web-based resource that presents geographic comparisons- at the state, county, and ZIP code levels – of … Continue reading

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Will opioid crisis raise red flags for long-term antidepressant use?

Even as the nation enters an even scarier phase in its battle against the raging opioid abuse epidemic, new and sterner warnings are flying about antidepressants. The costs of these powerful drugs add up, as does the toll of depression … Continue reading

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Justice Department Confirms It Won’t Actively Participate in Opioid Talks

Justice Department Confirms It Won't Actively Participate in Opioid Talks The post Justice Department Confirms It Won’t Actively Participate in Opioid Talks appeared first on Legal Reader. Read more detail on Recent Products Liability posts –

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DEA Continues to Step Up Enforcement Efforts in Response to Opioid Crisis

Most practitioners and businesses that handle controlled substances are required to hold a controlled substances registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration. This includes physicians, pharmacies, dentists, hospitals, manufacturers, reverse-distributors, nurse practitioners, and virtually everyone else who possesses, prescribes, manufactures, or … Continue reading

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