Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Launches Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

Newswise imageHackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center recently launched the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) designed to help combat drug addiction in the Bayshore region. Made possible through a state grant and provided by the RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention, the program is designed to provide peer-to-peer bedside counseling with the goal of getting individuals who have been reversed by Narcan into an appropriate treatment program following an opioid overdose.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/681698/?sc=c125

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One E-Cigarette with Nicotine Leads to Adrenaline Changes in Nonsmokers’ Hearts

Newswise imageA new UCLA study found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their heart after one electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with nicotine.

The findings are published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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CN SN: PUB LTE: Stop Trying To Delay Legalized Marijuana

The StarPhoenix, 18 Sep 2017 – Saskatchewan cabinet minister Don Morgan is the latest provincial politician to say he wants marijuana legalization delayed for at least a year. Why? Trudeau promised his government would legalize marijuana two years ago. Ontario has already announced its plans on how it will integrate legal marijuana into its economy. (Is Morgan insinuating Ontario is somehow superior to our province?)

from MAP – Drugnews – Saskatchewan http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v17/n316/a06.html

CN SN: Legalization Looming

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 14 Sep 2017 – Province turns to citizens for consultation on how marijuana should be sold in Saskatchewan Love it or hate it, legislation that legalizes pot in Canada is coming. The provincial government launched a survey last week, seeking the public’s response to questions ranging from where and how marijuana should be sold, to a minimum age for users, and priorities when it comes to enforcement and education. These are some of the top concerns for users, sellers, legislators, and law enforcement alike.

from MAP – Drugnews – Saskatchewan http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v17/n310/a05.html

American Pain Society Supports Passage of Marijuana Effective Studies Act

A bipartisan group of senators led by Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) has reintroduced the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016 (MEDS Act), which will remove excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants to conduct studies assessing the drug’s medical effectiveness and safety. The American Pain Society (www.americanpainsociety.org) said today it strongly supports the legislation and a companion measure introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in July.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/681238/?sc=c125

Medical Students Not Trained to Prescribe Medical Marijuana

Newswise imageMore than half of the states in the U.S. now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation’s medical schools, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the majority of schools are not teaching their students about medical marijuana, and the majority of students don’t feel prepared to discuss the subject with patients.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/681204/?sc=c125