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Prescription opioid crisis

Prescription opioids are powerful drugs frequently used to manage pain. However these drugs can lead to physical and psychological dependence and addiction, especially when used over a long term to  146 more words


I'm addicted, but am I an addict?

As many of you know, I deal with a chronic migraine/headache issue. Its been going on almost my entire adult life. It originally was bad enough to send me to to a doctor – the first of MANY – when I was 24 years old. 797 more words

Dark Hour Before Dawn

Having started this blog to journal a path, hopefully, to freedom from pain, I should really fill you in on physical progress – especially now I have solutions. 941 more words

Chronic Pain

Combatting overdose in the capital

The man’s face was purple. The whites of his eyes stared out, the pupils rolled back into his head. He was sweating profusely, his tongue hanging from his mouth. 894 more words

Local News

Old dope, new tricks: the new science of medical cannabis

The Conversation DJ Allsop IS McGregor 27 August 2014

Medicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal government last week. 30 more words

Forensic Pathology

Doctors as dealers and the battle over opioids

ABC The Drum Ann Arnold 27 August 2014

Leading health advocates are calling for tighter regulations of opioid prescribing, but the challenge is to keep painkilling medication available to those who need it, writes Ann Arnold.

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Drug Analysis And Toxicology

Penn Study Claims Medical Marijuana Might Help Prevent Overdose Deaths

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Medical marijuana can help ease patients’ pain, but apparently, it can also save lives.

According to a recent Penn study, states that allow the use of medical marijuana had a significantly lower rate of opioid analgesic deaths. 232 more words