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Can Marijuana Alleviate the Opioid Crisis? Data Suggest Yes

“An Overview of Recent Findings – The United States continues to be in the grasp of an opioid epidemic. According to research done by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, drug death rates increased in almost every state between 2015 and … Continue reading

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Opioid Lawsuits: Drug Companies Develop Legal Defenses to Avoid Paying Claims

If you have read any newspaper in the last year, you know that prescription opioids have caused massive suffering in this country. Addiction has skyrocketed. Sadly, deaths from overdoses and even opioid-related suicides have dramatically increased as well. In 2016 … Continue reading

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MDL Judge Orders Opioid Litigation Plan and Bashes DEA for Not Divulging Key Information

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On April 11, 2018, the Ohio federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis ordered a series of bellweather trials for 2019. … Continue reading

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"Could medical marijuana help fight opioid abuse? It’s complicated"

The title of this post is the thoughtful headline of this article from Illinois thoughtfully discussing the issues surrounding the relationship between opioid use and marijuana access. Here are excerpts: Tom Utley says medical marijuana allowed him to reduce his … Continue reading

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AND THEY SHOULD BE: Chronic pain patients angry over ‘opioid contracts.’…

AND THEY SHOULD BE: Chronic pain patients angry over ‘opioid contracts.’ Read more detail on Recent Law Professor posts –

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