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States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Overdose Deaths From Other Drugs

(CBS SF) — A new study of states which have implemented medical marijuana laws shows those states also have lower rates of drug overdose deaths.Researchers at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center found states allowing medical marijuana usage ... [Published CBS San Francisco - 42 mins ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Health Buzz: Does Pot Prevent Opioid Abuse?

Medical Marijuana Linked to Fewer Opioid DeathsStates with legalized medical marijuana have fewer deaths from opioid overdoses, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers from the  University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School ... [Published US News & World Report - 6 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 4 reports

Too Late to Wean America Off Vicodin?

The DEA’s newest regulations target hydrocodone, an ingredient in America’s most prescribed drug: Vicodin. Will the crackdown help our country’s opiate addiction?There is a kind of comfort in an objective finding.When I’m taking care of a patient, something ... [Published Daily Beast - 11 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 3 reports

Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Residents of states where medical marijuana is legalized suffer fewer overdoses from prescription pain medication than elsewhere, says a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.Opioid analgesics are a ... [Published UPI - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 38 reports

Penn Study: Medical Marijuana Saves Lives

Medical marijuana saves lives.A new study from Penn researchers shows that states where medical marijuana is legal see lower rates of overdoses from opioid analgesics — that is, painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin.From a press release on ... [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 5 reports

Alkermes plc Announces Initiation Of Phase 1 Clinical Study Of ALKS 7106 For Treatment Of Pain

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alkermes plc (NASDAQ: ALKS) today announced the initiation of a phase 1 clinical study of ALKS 7106, a proprietary, novel, oral, small-molecule drug candidate for the treatment of pain. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled ... [Published BioSpace - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Chesapeake's Phelan: Opioids Causing Workers' Comp Epidemic

Prescription medications are driving up costs and making it less likely for injured workers to return to work, according to Thomas Phelan of Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Co. Phelan was interviewed at the annual meeting of the American Association of ... [Published Individual.com - Aug 26 2014]
Entities: Opioid, Workers, Epidemic
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Morning Must Reads: August 26

The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson—Emmys: Much Ado About TVModern Family continued its dominance with Best Comedy while Breaking Bad ended its Emmy run with another impressive display: The show earned ... [Published Time - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 4 reports

Methadone treatment reduces testosterone in men

Men in methadone treatment programs have significantly lower testosterone levels than those not being treated for opioid addiction, a new study led by a McMaster University researcher has found.The study, published Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports, ... [Published Hamilton Spectator - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Burlington Police Announce First Successful Use of Nasal Narcan on Overdose Patient

Burlington was one of the first police departments in the state to mandate the carrying of Narcan in all of its cruisers.Burlington Police Chief Michael R. Kent announced Monday that the Burlington Police Department on Sunday successfully brought a patient ... [Published Burlington Patch - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

Blood Bank Industry Shrinks

Changed medical practice has reduced the need for blood transfusions, spurring cutbacks and mergers in the blood industry. Meanwhile, Chicago and two counties in California are suing five companies for "aggressive marketing" of opioid painkillers, accusing ... [Published Kaiser Health News - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 4 reports

Bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers without using opium from poppies -- ScienceDaily

For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, the compound from which morphine and other important medicines such as oxycodone are derived.Now bioengineers at Stanford have hacked the DNA of yeast, reprograming these simple cells to make ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 25 2014]
Entities: Opium, Opioid, anodyne

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"Black markets operate when there is strong demand for something and there is no regulated legal source of that thing" Dr Wodak said
...Tabor believes the results, when revealed, will support the program. "It's early to assess the efficacy of the REMS program, but it's my opinion that we'll see a great benefit. I think REMS is here to stay, and it will be interesting to see if other countries follow the example."
In a statement, Reckitt Benckiser CEO Shaun Thaxter said, "we view the FDA decision to grant Fast Track designation to AntiOp for intranasal naloxone as an exciting and positive first step toward accelerating the commercialization of a simple, ready-to-use treatment needed to address the growing epidemic of opioid overdose.”"
"Finding a new pain medication is important because we need a safer drug; there are 17,000 deaths from prescription opiate overdoses a year alone" said Daria Mochly-Rosen, professor of chemical and systems biology

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States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer O... [Published CBS San Francisco - 42 mins ago]
Top medico Alex Wodak urges intervention to cur... [Published WA Today - 47 mins ago]
Considering Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Stra... [Published Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society - 1 hour ago]
Pharmacist Develops Naloxone Nasal Spray to Rev... [Published Pharmacy Times - 1 hour ago]
Could Medical Marijuana Solve the Painkiller Ep... [Published Vocativ - 1 hour ago]
New Penn Med study finds medical marijuana safe... [Published The Daily Pennsylvanian - 2 hours ago]
Mansfield Police now carrying Naloxone [Published Warren Reporter - 2 hours ago]
New drug promises relief for inflammatory pain [Published Medical Xpress - 3 hours ago]
Prescription abuse, heroin use on the rise [Published Lincoln Times News - 3 hours ago]
Draft of UN Report on Global Warming Warns of ‘... [Published Fair Warning - 3 hours ago]
The Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijua... [Published Swampland - 3 hours ago]
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Study Shows Reduction In Opiod Overdoses By 25%... [Published The Moderate Voice - 4 hours ago]
Lowering Veterans’ Opioid Use and Reducing Over... [Published Federal Practitioner - 4 hours ago]
Pot-smoking couples experience less domestic vi... [Published Medical News Today - 4 hours ago]
Medication Monitoring Mitigates Risk, Achieves ... [Published Risk & Insurance - 4 hours ago]
Penn Study Claims Medical Marijuana Might Help ... [Published CBS Philadelphia - 5 hours ago]
Medical Marijuana Could Be A Promising Solution... [Published Business Insider - 5 hours ago]
Seminar series brings national addiction expert... [Published Noodls - 5 hours ago]
Gateway Embraces Solutions to Heroin Overdose E... [Published Town Hall - 6 hours ago]
Study Links Medical Marijuana With Reduced Over... [Published Fix.com - 6 hours ago]
Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Pa... [Published Vice Magazine US - 6 hours ago]
Acura Pharmaceuticals Receives NIH Grant to Fun... [Published PharmaceuticalProcessing - 6 hours ago]
Health Buzz: Does Pot Prevent Opioid Abuse? [Published US News & World Report - 6 hours ago]
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Legalize Opium? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - 8 hours ago]
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The Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijua... [Published Swampland - 3 hours ago]
MoreStates With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Opioid Overdose Deaths Colorado Tightening Regulations on Marijuana Edibles This Startup Wants to be Uber for Medical Marijuana Calling all pot farmers: Uncle Sam is looking to buy. An arm of the ...
Study Shows Reduction In Opiod Overdoses By 25%... [Published The Moderate Voice - 4 hours ago]
A major problem with narcotic pain medications is the risk of overdose. This problem has led to the DEA announcing last week that hydrocodone combination pain medications such as Norco and Vicodin are being reclassified as Schedule II narcotics, ...
Legalize Opium? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - 8 hours ago]
by Dish Staff Gene Callahan suggests giving it a try: My proposal offers the following advantages over the current situation: It allows us to test the waters of just how socially damaging full cocaine or heroin legalization might be, without ...
States with medical marijuana see fewer opiate ... [Published Boing Boing - Aug 26 2014]
"In absolute terms, states with a medical marijuana law had about 1,700 fewer opioid painkiller overdose deaths in 2010 than would be expected based on trends before the laws were passed," says the study 's lead author, Dr. Marcus Bachhuber, of the Philadelphia ...
Has Medical Marijuana Saved Lives By Reducing P... [Published Firedoglake - Aug 26 2014]
States with medical marijuana laws have a 24.8% lower  annual opioid overdose mortality rate It is possible medical marijuana is saving lives but give people a less dangerous treatment for chronic pain. Earlier this year I noted that overall opioid ...
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