Opioid epidemic is FDA’s top priority, says Trump’s pick to head agency

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 1:39 pm • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 1:39 pm By Anna Edney, Bloomberg Opioid painkillers that have led to thousands of deaths and new drug addicts should be the highest priority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s pick to…

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Senator demands docs from big pharma as she probes their role in opioid epidemic

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 11:49 am • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 11:50 am By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri demanded information Tuesday from five top opioid manufacturers, saying she would investigate their alleged role in the drug epidemic responsible for more than…

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A Massachusetts Senator Ignored a Question on Whether Marijuana Could Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic

A Massachusetts Senator ignored a question on whether marijuana could help fight the opioid epidemic. The new head of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tom Price, just ignored Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (MA) letter addressing the future of medical marijuana prior to his swearing in on Friday. Price “chose not to respond…

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Leading Medical Cannabis Expert To Present The Facts Behind A Solution To The Opioid Epidemic

(image via Press Herald) I received the following press release today. Dr. Dustin Sulak is a very talented, knowledgeable expert. I strongly urge you to check out the event, which is free to all: One of the world’s leading medical cannabis experts, Dr. Dustin Sulak, will on May 10th, present…

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Congressman Blumenauer: Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Today, on the House floor, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) addressed the serious opioid abuse epidemic across America, highlighting medical marijuana as an alternative to highly addictive prescription opioids in treating chronic pain. In his remarks, Representative Blumenauer called for further reforms to our medical marijuana laws, including making sure our…

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