Embattled Doc Suffers Another Setback in PHS Fight

Pauline Anderson January 27, 2017 Michael Langan, MD, a Boston-based internal medicine specialist who has fought the Massachusetts Physician Health Service (PHS) and Board of Registration in Medicine for years to reinstate his license, has suffered a setback but is bolstered by a new development. A justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has …

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The stark difference in how doctors and the government view marijuana

By Christopher Ingraham August 29 at 11:23 AM   Nathaniel P. Morris is a resident physician at Stanford Hospital specializing in mental health. He recently penned a strongly worded op-ed for ScientificAmerican.com on the differences between how some in the medical community view marijuana and how the federal government regulates it. "The federal government's scheduling …

Docs don’t like medical marijuana

The Philadelphia Inquirer Published: June 22, 2015       State legislatures across the country are legalizing medical marijuana, but the nation’s physicians aren’t requesting these laws. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are both against medical marijuana laws. The American Medical Association doesn’t support them either. Groups representing …

Texas’ New Medical Marijuana Law Could Send Doctors to Jail

By Stephen Young Tuesday, June 2, 2015   Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that is intended to make cannabis-based oils with low levels of THC legally available to people who suffer from intractable epilepsy.The problem is, no one is likely to be able to get it. State Senator Kevin Eltife announced the …

Make the FDA Advisory, Not Mandatory

You should control what medicines you use, not the FDA. The FDA should make advisory recommendations only. It should NOT have the power to mandate which drugs you can buy, and which you cannot. If pharmaceutical companies value the FDA seal of approval, then they can pay the FDA to evaluate their drugs. If consumers …

Medical marijuana backers lose bid for looser regulations

By Tom Schoenberg, © 2013, Bloomberg News   WASHINGTON — An appeals court rejected the bid by medical marijuana backers to ease federal controls of the drug, ruling that the government properly kept the substance in its most dangerous category. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the Drug Enforcement …

Medical Marijuana Patients Get Their Day in Federal Court with the Obama Administration

D.C. Circuit to hear oral arguments this October in lawsuit challenging marijuana's federal classification   Washington, D.C. -- Late last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed to hear oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration, a lawsuit challenging the federal government's classification of marijuana as …

Ron Paul Reportedly Considering 2012 Presidential Run on a Third Party Ticket

This article is set to serve as a call to action for all voters that do not want to cast their vote for either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Rumors have caught fire within the last 24 hours that Dr. Ron Paul has not discounted a potential run on a Third Party ticket in 2012. …

Landmark Prescription Drug Bill Takes Effect; Gov. Beshear Praises Full Throttle Attack on Prescription Abuse

Office of the Attorney General Landmark Prescription Drug Bill Takes Effect; Gov. Beshear Praises Full Throttle Attack on Prescription Abuse Press Release Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Contact Information: Kerri Richardson 502.564.2611 Just days after a landmark prescription drug abuse law took effect, Governor Steve Beshear joined lawmakers and medical providers to report the law …

Medical Marijuana Bill Stalled in Committee

Medical Marijuana Bill Stalled in Committee 3/11/2012 10:23 AM EDT Tags: drugs, assembly, sb129, marijuana A long awaited and much needed medical marijuana bill has finally been filed in the Kentucky Assembly. State Senate Bill 129, the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act was filed on January 31, 2012 by Senator Perry Clark of Louisville. …