Minister's daughter: Cannabis 'a gift from God'
A more stark contrast between the ... What's up with legalization of medical marijuana Anecdotally, he said he has encountered many patients who have used cannabis to either reduce their need for opioids or get rid of them altogether.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death points to broader opioid drug epidemic
But the very real heroin epidemic is framed by an even more ... opioid painkiller fentanyl, which is many times stronger than heroin. The chief medical examiner, Karl Williams, said that in the 1980s and 1990s, Allegheny County would typically have about ...
Trio facing charges in multi-agency opioid bust
Frank Mirasolo said police seized more than 100 ... have said Percocet and Oxycontin typically sell on the street for about $1 per milligram. Arrested were Michael Varley-Barrett, 21, of 24 Strawberry Hill Road, Chelmsford; Tenora Callahan, 35, of 10 ...
Massachusetts adds drug courts amid opiate crisis
Massachusetts, which now has 21 drug courts, is adding five more as the state grapples with an increase in heroin overdoses and opioid addiction that prompted ... At his worst, he said, he was taking 10 to 15 Percocet pills a day. "For a while, I just ...
Medical professionals and politicians seek ways to prevent prescription addiction
They were Percocet ... more aware of the risks associated with painkiller addiction, opioids will remain the default medication until a safer but equally effective option is discovered. “The quest for a non-addicting painkiller has been going on for 100 ...