America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident






America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident Today, more Americans use RX opioids than smoke cigarettes. Opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine also kill more Americans than automobile accidents annually. Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, lied to doctors and patients, convincing them that OxyContin, a narcotic pain killer was safe and non-addictive […]






Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients






Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients Contrary to conventional thinking, drinking high doses of caffeine might not cause the heart to beat irregularly in heart failure patients, a study showed Monday. The relationship between caffeine consumption and the triggering of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, has been explored for decades but remains […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update With all eyes on the November elections, it is quiet on the medical marijuana front. Minors get admitted to the program in Connecticut, and, speaking of the elections, we have news from Florida.  Connecticut Last Thursday, minors became eligible to qualify for medical marijuana. Under changes in the state’s medical marijuana system […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Chelsea Clinton retracts an errant statement, a California bill creating a “Micro Farm” license for Ma-and-Pa growers is signed into law, Massachusetts moves toward being more patient-friendly, and more. National Last Thursday, a spokesman conceded that Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” about the risk of marijuana fatalities. Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” when she suggested that […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A federal appeals court upholds the ban on Gun sales to Medical Marijuana patients, Arkansans will have 2 Medical Marijuana initiatives on the ballot, Oklahoman’s will likely have none, and more.  Arkansas Last Thursday, a second medical marijuana initiative was okayed for the ballot. The state already has one medical marijuana initiative […]






News Study: Sudden Cardiac Death is Predictable

News Study: Sudden Cardiac Death is Predictable






News Study: Sudden Cardiac Death is Predictable Because it occurs without warning, sudden cardiac death is a leading cause of death in the US. But now researchers say they have developed a model they can use to predict these nearly always fatal events. Each year, more than 300,000 non-hospitalized Americans succumb to sudden cardiac death, […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The federal courts reminded the US Justice Department (DOJ) that Congress passed a law barring it from using federal funds to go after state-legal medical cannabis operations, Maryland takes a step toward getting its industry up and running, California balks at a MM grower tax, and more. National Tuesday, a federal appeals […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The DEA again rejects marijuana rescheduling, a North Dakota initiative makes the ballot, a South Dakota one doesn’t, a Missouri one hangs on by a thread, and more. National Thursday, DEA again refused to reschedule marijuana. The DEA today again refused to reschedule marijuana, arguing that its therapeutic value has not been […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A 2nd Arkansas medical marijuana initiative is still alive (one has already qualified for the ballot), Boston gets its 1st dispensary, Minnesota chronic pain patients now qualify for medical cannabis, and more.  ArkansasLast Friday, a medical marijuana got more time to gather signatures. Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana, the group behind the […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Some US senators take the 1st step on medical marijuana, a California cannabis-growing county approves a massive cannabis growing farm, Montanans will have the chance to reinstate their medical cannabis system in November, and more.  National Last Friday, a CBD research bill was filed in the Senate. Four members of the Senate […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The Republican platform committee rejects medical marijuana, medical marijuana research issues get a hearing in the Senate, Arkansas will vote on at least one medical marijuana initiative this Fall — maybe 2 — and more. NationalOn Monday, the GOP rejected a medical marijuana platform plank. Republican delegates meeting Monday in Cleveland ahead […]






Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”






Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st” A digital shift in healthcare has paved the way for advances in automation, AI (artificial intelligence) and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is driving the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update This was a quiet week on the medical marijuana front, but a couple of important changes happened on 1 July. Hawaii  On Tuesday, a new report said dispensaries will generate millions for the state. The Aloha State finally got around to allowing dispensaries to operate this year, and now a report from […]






Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?






Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why? Consumers in the US spend about $30-B annually on alternative medicine, according to a newly published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in which 44,743 individuals in the US aged 4 and above participated. The Big Q: Why do people in America spend […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Ohio becomes the newest MM (medical marijuana) state, but you cannot smoke it; a pair of contending Arkansas initiatives are coming up on a signature turn-in deadline; DPA identifies problems with New York’s medical marijuana program, and more. Arkansas As of Wednesday, a pair of medical marijuana initiative campaigns are facing a […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) becomes the 1st member of Congress to admit using medical marijuana, an Ohio medical marijuana bill is moving, and more. National On Tuesday,a GOP congressman came out of the closet on his medical marijuana use. Longtime medical marijuana supporter Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has told marijuana reformers […]






A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Many Cancer Cases

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Many Cancer Cases






A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Many Cancer Cases A new large-scale US study has found that many cancer cases and deaths in individuals could be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle. The team of researchers, from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, looked at data from […]






The Cycle Opioid of Addiction

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction






The Cycle Opioid of Addiction Sadly, legendary musician Prince appears to be yet another victim of the opioid epidemic. OxyContin became a blockbuster drug mainly through misleading claims, claims Purdue Pharma knew were false from the very beginning. The basic promise was that it provided pain relief for a full 12 hours, 2X as long […]






Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes






Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes Exercise helps beat diabetes and other chronic diseases as effectively as medications and surgery, according to major new research. “Similar to surgery, exercise is not a single entity and must be tailored to the condition,” says Dr. Tammy Hoffmann, professor of clinical epidemiology at Australia’s Bond University, who led […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update National State Department Says NIDA Monopoly on Research Marijuana Unnecessary. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department has gone on record stating that the United States could issue multiple licenses for the cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes without violating the United Nations Single Convention […]






Acetaminophen (Tylenol) May Dull Happiness

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) May Dull Happiness






Acetaminophen (Tylenol) May Dull Happiness $JNJ Acetaminophen’s apparent dulling effect on peoples emotional responses might work for better or for worse, watering down not only negative emotions but also positive ones. Tylenol is a product of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Researchers showed emotional photos to college students who had either taken a 1,000-mg dose of […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Medical Marijuana for veterans advances in the Senate, Pennsylvania is set to become the 24th Medical Marijuana state, things are busy in Ohio, and more.  National On Thursday, a Senate committee approved veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment Thursday, 20 to 10, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to […]