Heroin use and addiction are surging in the U.S., CDC report says

Rate of heroin use in the U.S. has climbed 63% in the past decade, according to experts at the CDC and FDA The rate of heroin abuse or dependence has jumped 90% between 2002 and 2013, new CDC report says Heroin use surged over the past decade, and the wave of addiction and overdose is …

Can medical marijuana curb the heroin epidemic?

Author Miriam Boeri Associate Professor of Sociology at Bentley University Disclosure Statement Miriam Boeri does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations. The Conversation is funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, …

Why Do Clinics Deny Painkillers To Medical Marijuana Patients?

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ Should health care facilities have the power to make lifestyle decisions for you -- and punish you when your choices don't measure up to their ideals? More and more hospitals are making exactly those kinds of decisions when it comes to people who choose to use marijuana -- even legal patients …