Addiction Treatment: Can Cannabis Replace Synthetic Opioids in Treating Addiction?

Addiction Treatment: Can Cannabis Replace Synthetic Opioids in Treating Addiction?

Despite harsh laws enforced by the “War on Drugs,” drug abuse is still a major issue in the United States. Even more worrying is the number of accidental deaths caused by drug overdoses every year. In fact, in 2014, there were 47,055 accidental deaths from drug overdoses in the US, making it the highest cause of accidental death in the country.

Controversial Drug for Muscular Dystrophy

FDA Fast Tracks Approval of Controversial Drug for Muscular Dystrophy – Why is Cannabis Not Being Given the Same Consideration?

An emotionally-charged panel hearing on September 19th ended with the FDA approving a controversial Muscular Dystrophy drug called eteplirsen, also known as exondys 51. In an effort to keep patients in the approval process, the event was marked by speeches from patients and family members of patients urging the FDA to approve the drug.