While results so far may seem to support a link between increased access to cannabis and a reduction in prescription opioid use, findings from a study published in 2018 found otherwise.
Patients who use medical marijuana may be more likely to use prescription drugs for both medical and nonmedical purposes.
Lucemyra, a selective alpha 2-adrenergic receptor agonist, works by reducing the release of norepinephrine and decreasing sympathetic tone.
Receipt of opioid-related payments from industry in 2014 was associated with increased opioid prescribing in 2015.
Participants in the prazosin group were more likely to experience dizziness on standing.
Opioids were the leading contributor to drug overdose deaths between 2015 and 2016.
Recent physician-prescribed opioids represent the main source of provenance of the drug in individuals age ≥65 years who misuse them.
Investigators examined the prevalence of prescription stimulant use, misuse, use disorder, and motivations for misuse in adults in the US from 2015 to 2016.
There were no observable differences in the incidence of any cardiovascular events across the smoking cessation treatment groups.
For millennials, sun protection knowledge is not associated with addictive tanning behavior.
Methadone Maintenance Therapy Associated With Greater Access to Physician Care in HCV-Positive Drug Users
The investigators suggest that enrollment in a methadone maintenance therapy program may be helpful in providing access to HCV care in people who inject drugs.
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