Recreational smokers of marijuana are 3 times more likely to suffer from hypertension than nonsmokers of pot.
That is the conclusion of a study done by researchers who combined data of those who responded to questions on marijuana use during the 2005 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey with Continue Reading →
Abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) of opioids do not reduce the overall abuse of the painkillers according to a report from the Institute of Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). New research suggests that ADFs can possibly lead opioid abusers to switch to other harmful drugs, including heroin and fentanyl. Dan Ollendorf, PhD, Continue Reading →
A chemotherapy drug may be helping breast cancer spread to the lungs.
That’s the surprising finding of researchers from The Ohio State University, who used a mouse model to discover that paclitaxel both allows breast cancer cells to escape from a tumor and simultaneously makes the lungs a more susceptible Continue Reading →
In what seems to be another instance of opioid overprescription, researchers have found that cancer survivors — especially those who are young and rural — are given opioid painkillers over an extended period of time after their diagnosis compared to those never diagnosed with cancer.
In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, doctors may be overprescribing anti-seizure drugs as an alternative, according to a letter from researchers published in of the New England Journal of Medicine. Physicians are frequently prescribing the epilepsy drugs Neurontin (gabapentin) and Lyrica (pregabalin) to treat chronic pain.