Study: Medical Cannabis Registrants Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use

Generic 19 September 2017 | 0 Comments

Chronic pain patients enrolled in a statewide medical marijuana program are more likely to reduce their use of prescription drugs than are those patients who don’t use cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Investigators from the University of New Mexico compared prescription drug […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Linked To Lower Medicaid Costs

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Patients use fewer prescription drugs in states where access to medical cannabis is legally regulated, according to data published in the journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the association between medical cannabis regulations and the average number of prescriptions filled by Medicaid beneficiaries between the years 2007 and 2014. Researchers reported, […]

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Study: Opioid Prevalence Falls Following Medical Cannabis Legalization

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The implementation of medical marijuana programs is associated with a decrease in the prevalence of opioids detected among fatally injured drivers, according to data published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers at Columbia University in New York and the University of California at Davis performed a between-state comparison of opioid positivity rates in […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Less Prescription Drug Use, Medicare Spending

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The enactment of statewide medicinal cannabis laws is associated with a quantifiable decline in the use of traditional prescription drugs, according to data published in the July edition of the scientific journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the relationship between medical marijuana legalization laws and physicians’ prescribing patterns in 17 states […]

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