Johnson & Johnson, Drug Distributors Settle to Pay $26B for Roles in Opioid Crisis

Big pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors are largely to blame for fueling the opioid epidemic in the US, killing more people than most major wars—which is why they were served one of the largest packages of class action lawsuits in history. Three of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers and Johnson &…

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Episode 313: Cannabis Helped Her Recover From a Collapsed Spine & Opioid Addiction

Jolanda Petzer of South Africa was only 19 years old when her back pain began. Over the years it became worse and she lived in constant pain. She had her first operation in 2007 and was told she had spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and extensive nerve damage. She became addicted to…

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Canadian Study Finds Significant Reduction In Opioid Use Linked To Medical Cannabis Authorizations

A recently released Canadian study has found that authorizations to use medical cannabis for chronic pain patients correlated to a reduction in opioid use among those to whom they are prescribed. A report on the research, “Opioid use in medical cannabis authorization for adult patients from 2013 to 2018: Alberta,…

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Cannabis Use By Methadone Maintenance Patients Associated With Fewer Opioid Overdoses

The use of cannabis by patients enrolled in a methadone maintenance treatment program is associated with fewer nonfatal opioid overdoses, according to the results of a recently published study. An abstract of the research, “Cannabis Use and Nonfatal Opioid Overdose among Patients Enrolled in Methadone Maintenance Treatment,” was published online…

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17% Decrease in Opioid Deaths for Every 2 Dispensaries Opened, Say What?

A recent study examined the relationship between legal cannabis stores – or as we know them “dispensaries” – and opioid deaths. While this is not a new finding, since we’ve known that legal cannabis does have an impact on opioid related deaths – in that it reduces them; this particular…

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Pharmaceutical Company That Contributed to Opioid Epidemic Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges

Purdue Pharma, a major pharmaceutical company that is responsible for manufacturing Oxycontin, a deadly opiate that contributed to the opioid epidemic, plead guilty to 3 criminal charges last month to complete a settlement of over $ 8 billion, says the US Justice Department. The complaints were filed in a New…

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Are Opioid and Cannabinoid Receptors Friends with Benefits?

Are Opioid and Cannabinoid Receptors Friends with Benefits? For a very long time, because of the illegality of cannabis, opioids were used to control all sorts of medical conditions. But before that, both were equally used to treat many medical conditions, and also for recreational purposes. Both cannabis and opioids…

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What is Dsuvia – Another Deadly But Recently Approved Opioid By The FDA

What You Need To Know About Dsuvia, Another Deadly But Recently Approved Opioid By The FDA Hint: It’s 10 times stronger than fentanyl The United States is drowning in an alarming opioid crisis which the government hasn’t seem to found a way out of. Legalizing cannabis has proven to help…

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