Yes, Suboxone is Sober

In 2014, almost 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription pain medication. During that same time, as many as one in four people who received opioids for treatment of long-term pain in primary care settings struggled with an opioid use disorder. When you factor in that heroin use has also been on the…

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Study: Medical Marijuana Cuts Use of Prescription Drugs

A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, revealed medical marijuana users take fewer other medicines – such as opiates. Researchers monitored the use of prescription medication by participants enrolled in the Illinois medical marijuana program. This is the first peer-reviewed scientific study conducted which examines this correlation. Their results confirmed…

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    In 2014, almost 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription pain medication. During that same time, as many as one in four people who received opioids for treatment of long-term pain in primary care settings struggled with an opioid use disorder. When you factor in that heroin use has also been on the…

  • Sorry – Drones Can’t Legally Deliver Your Weed

    What happens when a new law is put into place? Dozens of other rulings follow suit to regulate the ramifications of the first law. As each new scenario pops up, lawmakers create another regulation to deal with it. The legislation process sure does keep policy makers busy. It also ties up a ton of taxpayer…

  • Ryan Haight Act Stands in the Way of Buprenorphine Telehealth

    It’s against state and federal law to use telehealth (remote medical services) to obtain buprenorphine for the first time; a medication used to treat opioid use disorder – often known by its brand names, Suboxone or Subutex. This law is known as the Ryan Haight Act, which is upheld by the DEA – and also…

  • Good News: Dr. Reddy’s Will Produce a Cheaper Generic Form of Suboxone

    Suboxone – a medication used to treat opioid use disorder – is sadly inaccessible to a lot of people due to one simple factor: cost. But that’s about to change. Last month, a supplier of generic drugs – Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories – was allowed by a Delaware Court to produce a generic version of the…

  • The Truth About This Vegetable’s Alcohol Antidote Reputation

    Ahhh, the good ol’ tomato. They make a mean spaghetti sauce. They’re full of antioxidants, which makes them great for homemade facials. They’re even good for throwing at bad performers. What else can you use tomatoes for? Allegedly, to counteract alcohol…at least, somewhat. Maybe. Recent studies have shown tomatoes reduce the harmful effects of alcohol…