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Medical Marijuana vs. Prescription Opioids – Misplaced Perceptions and Priorities

Medical Marijuana, Opioids and a Deeply Confused PublicĀ  Medical marijuana is mostly prescribed for pain in the 18 states and District of Columbia that allow it. Yet it continues to provoke adolescent snickers and inevitable bong jokes. And addiction to opioid painkillers is anchored in concern about its abuse leading to addiction. Common to both […]

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Understanding Chronic Pain & How Best to Manage It

Hint: Painkillers Kill More Than Pain A recent article on pain drugs in The Wall Street JournalĀ (“Journal”) read like an expose of medical misinformation from pain specialists at America’s leading medical centers. It had all the makings of a medical soap opera… A repentant physician advocate for broader prescribing of opioid painkillers – primarily Vicodin, […]

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