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January 17, 2018
Marijuana usage among the elderly has become a growing trend, as more and more states decriminalize the use of the substance — creating a delicate situation for many skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and senior living providers.
December 19, 2017
Medical marijuana is helping patients dealing with chronic pain by replacing their use of prescription drugs. These opioid drugs can be fatally dangerous when abused. They killed more people last year than guns or car accidents, causing health...
December 22, 2017
In September, a study published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association seemed to suggest that marijuana might actually prevent people from graduating to “hard” drugs. The five-year-long study involved 125 participants, all of whom...
November 13, 2017
Antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis. National efforts to improve the use of antibiotics include changes made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) to the Requirements of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities,...
October 11, 2017
Antidepressant prescription within 6 months of dementia proved to have a positive association with mortality, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association .
September 20, 2017
A new study by researchers from the University of New Mexico found that 34 percent of chronic pain patients enrolled in the study were able to cease using all prescription medications by the last six months of the 24-month observation period.
September 20, 2017
A study by the University of New Mexico has found that medicinal cannabis may reduce the use of certain dangerous prescription drugs such as opioids. The research will be published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association .
September 19, 2017
Regardless of what some officials in the Trump administration believe, Americans have a major problem with pharmaceutical narcotics, and that’s something cannabis can help mitigate, according to the conclusion of a recent University of New Mexico...
September 11, 2017
As the United States faces the worst opioid epidemic in history, with prescription drug use reaching peak levels, more evidence continues to show that cannabis is a safe alternative to potentially dangerous or lethal pharmaceuticals. “The potential...
September 8, 2017
“The potential for addiction and health risks associated with using multiple scheduled drugs places additional direct monetary and health costs on patients and healthcare systems due to an increased number of side effects, risky drug interactions,...