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Newly released opioid overdose figures show fatalities on the rise

Newly released opioid overdose figures show fatalities on the rise

December 23, 2017

The number of Americans who died from opioid overdoses continued its dramatic increase in 2016, according to a new report released by the National Center for Health Statistics this month. More than 42,000 people in the United States died from opioid overdoses in 2016, which is a 28 percent increa...

Feds study if cannabis leads to curbing opioid epidemic

Feds study if cannabis leads to curbing opioid epidemic

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 15, 2017

Last week, the National Institutes of Health awarded a $3.8 million grant to researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System, which marked the first time the U.S. Government had backed medical cannabis research as a possible solution to chronic pain and opioid abuse...

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