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The Opioid Crisis: What is The Government Doing About It? Part 5 – Improving the Quality of Research on Pain and Addiction

This blog series is devoted to better understanding the efforts our Federal government is undertaking to combat the opioid epidemic in America. Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a five-part strategy that will be utilized … Continue reading

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Insys exec allegedly gave lap dance to doctor while pushing deadly opioid

Enlarge / Former Regional Director Sunrise Lee, a defendant in the Insys trial, exits the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on January 29, 2019. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images/Boston … Continue reading

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"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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How FDA Drug Review Contributed to the Opioid Epidemic

Tens of thousands of Americans have died from prescription opioid abuse since 2016, and millions more have exhibited misuse and dependence symptoms during the same period. Recently, several health law scholars have argued that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Opioid Alternative Pilot Program Offering Access to Medical Marijuana Progressing in Illinois

  In August 2018, Illinois passed the Alternative to Opioids Act of 2018, allowing a treating physician to refer a patient to the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program to avoid prescribing of opioids for conditions and to allow the use of … Continue reading

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