Opioid deaths decreased during January to July 2018, while deaths from illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) increased during the same period.
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Marijuana use is risky for young people and pregnant women.
Low levels of nurse and nursing support staffing are associated with increased inpatient mortality.
The number of marijuana growers allowed to produce the drug for U.S. government-approved research will be expanded from one to 34, officials say.
Purdue Pharma, the drug giant many have blamed for the ongoing U.S. opioid abuse crisis, has offered $10 billion to $12 billion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits lodged against it.
An Oklahoma judge on Monday ruled against one of America’s biggest companies, Johnson & Johnson — fining it $572 million as part of the first trial of an opioid maker sued by a state for the human and financial costs of the prescription painkiller crisis.
Nearly three-quarters of all adolescent cannabis users report use of cannabis concentrates, which are plant extracts that contain high concentrations of Δ-9-tetrahydrocannbinol.
The use of the opioid addiction medication buprenorphine is much higher in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act than in those that did not expand the program.
Patient confidentiality rule changes meant to help fight the opioid crisis in the United States have been proposed by the federal government.
Prescription size is associated with increased new persistent opioid use among patients after cardiothoracic surgery.
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