“Conservative calculations estimate that approximately 107,000 patients are hospitalized annually for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-related gastrointestinal (GI) complications and at least 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur each year among arthritis patients alone.”
It’s difficult to avoid the reality that, no matter your state or how you may personally feel about it, the pharmacy door has opened for cannabis, something that, in all likelihood, won’t be just a guest in the field of medicine.
The Olympics & Cannabis: How Marijuana May Help Elite Athletes (and the rest of us!) Up Our Game – Naturally
With the Olympics coming to a close in Rio de Janeiro, people all over the world have tuned in to watch countries compete against one another in incredible feats of athleticism. But that’s not the only thing the world is tuning in on. As the recent scandal with Russian Olympians circulated in the media, the subject of doping became just as intriguing to the general population as did the discussion of the Zika virus at the Olympics.
With the recent decision by the DEA to expand the number of marijuana growers in the US, while keeping it classified as a Schedule I drug, it seems as if the legalization movement is constantly taking one step forward, only to take one step back again. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Medical Correspondent for CNN and creator of the documentary “Weed,” has called the gesture “symbolic” meaning that while the number of growers and opportunities for research have technically expanded
Last week, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) decided to maintain marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 Drug under the Controlled Substance Act. By definition, substances on Schedule 1 have been determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as having “no medical use whatsoever” and are also deemed to have a “high potential for abuse.” At the same time, the DEA’s decision came with a relaxation of some of the rules regarding medical cannabis research
Summertime means long hours at the beach, family barbecues, and getting that toasty shade of golden brown. But with 2016 on track to be the hottest year on record, it also means protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Data from NASA reports that each consecutive month in 2016 has been the hottest month, respectively, since the commencement of temperature recording in 1880.
Democratic National Convention Focuses on Drug Epidemic Politics: But Will a Democratic White House Be Good for Cannabis Advocates?
When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week, she made history as the first woman ever to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party.
It is pretty common knowledge that eating a diet high in carbohydrates and sugar can lead to diabetes. But did you know that more and more evidence is connecting diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions like high insulin levels to cancer, including breast cancer?
While the use of medical cannabis as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions gains awareness and support, it also remains a very controversial, much contested one. People on both sides argue the pros and cons of the plant. Does cannabis cause anxiety, or does it cure it?
In the United States, approximately one in five women have been raped and 50% have experienced some other form of sexually-related assault.