Treating Pain Without Drugs

Treating Pain Without Drugs

Treating Pain Without Drugs Americans consume 99% of the hydrocodone sold worldwide and 81% of all oxycodone — approximately 30X more than medically necessary for the population size of the US Between Y 2002 and 2015, opioids killed an estimated 202,600 Americans Overdose cases increased by more than 30% across the US between July 2016 […]

US Drug Policy Update

US Drug Policy Update

US Drug Policy Update US President Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General announced a new front in the war on opioids Attorney General Sessions announces a task force that will target opioid manufacturers and distributors. And this week, President Trump convened a White House summit on opioid epidemic in the US Marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update State legislatures are in session and things are getting busy on the medical marijuana front, from CBD bills in Iowa to employment protection bills in California. California Last Wednesday, a bill that would provide employment protections for medical marijuana patients was filed. Assemblymen Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) have filed Assembly Bill […]

President Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency

President Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency

President Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency Thursday, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency declaring “we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.” “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” Trump said at the White House in an announcement accompanied by first lady Melania Trump and […]

Opioids Driving Down Life Expectancy in US

Opioids Driving Down Life Expectancy in US

Opioids Driving Down Life Expectancy in US Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans’ life spans, a US government study revealed recently. Between Y’s 2000 and 2015, researchers found, US life expectancy increased overall, from nearly 77 to 79 years. But, buried within that broad pattern were some ominous trends. The […]

Americans are Taking Too Much Medication

Americans are Taking Too Much Medication

Americans are Taking Too Much Medication From children to seniors, every American age group is at risk for being diagnosed with a condition they may not actually have, and being prescribed medications they do not need. Americans live in a very a very litigious environment Attorneys advertise for clients who may have had a missed […]

Drugged Driving Is Now a Leading Cause of Fatal Car Crashes in the US

Drugged Driving Is Now a Leading Cause of Fatal Car Crashes in the US

Drugged Driving Is Now a Leading Cause of Fatal Car Crashes in the US According to a recent report compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, prescription and/or illegal drugs were involved in 43% of fatal car crashes in Y 2015, while 37 involved illegal amounts of alcohol. […]

Update: Federal and State Government Marijuana Policy

Update: Federal and State Government Marijuana Policy

Update: Federal and State Government Marijuana Policy House Republicans blocked an effort to open up banking for Marijuana businesses House Turns Back Effort to Give Pot Businesses Access to Banks. The Republican-led House Wednesday voted down an amendment to the FY 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act that would have blocked federal regulators […]