In states that legalized medical marijuana, there was a 4.8 percent decrease in reported pain for conditions that qualified for pot treatment (cancer, arthritis, glaucoma and pain), compared to states without medical marijuana. Similarly, 6.6 percent more seniors reported very good or excellent health in states with medical pot. Faculty Associate Lauren Hersch Nicholas is quoted.
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In states where medical marijuana is legal, researchers reported a reduction of pain and an increase in worked hours by residents older than 51 who use the alternative medicine. Faculty Associate Lauren Hersch Nicholas is quoted.
Researchers found a reduction of pain and an increase in work hours in adults over the age of 51 who use cannabis. Faculty Associate Lauren Hersch Nicholas is quoted.
The new strategy of some health plans for state employees is to pay hospitals a certain percentage above the basic Medicare reimbursement rate. It allows hospitals a small profit, the states say, while reducing costs to states and patients. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
In states where medical marijuana is legal, researchers reported a reduction of pain and an increase in worked hours by residents older than 51 who use the alternative medicine, according to a new study. Faculty Associate Lauren Hersh Nicholas is quoted.
[Opinion]Research and development accounts for only about 17 percent of total spending at most big pharma companies. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
Opponents of the role of consumers and markets in health care have one go-to argument above all others: that you can’t shop for health care when you’re unconscious. The rising problem of gargantuan, surprise medical bills in surgical wards and emergency rooms shows that they have a point. The good news is that constructive, bipartisan […]
Even as Congress holds hearings and the White House proposes updating rules for drug pricing, Maryland and some other states are also searching for ways to make prescription medications more affordable. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is featured.
Fentanyl test strips can detect the presence of the deadly drug in other drugs, such as OxyContin. But the strips could be considered drug paraphernalia under Arizona law. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is interviewed.
As Philadelphia works to connect more people in Kensington who struggle with opioid addiction to health care and social services, it’s getting help from an unlikely partner: the Philadelphia Police Department. Faculty associate Susan Sherman is quoted.