“Ozzy has announced the cancelation of shows in Australia, New Zealand & Japan. Ozzy recently developed pneumonia & has spent some time in hospital.”
The medical conditions added this month mark the first expansion to the list in six years.
Management of Chronic Pain in Adults Living With Sickle Cell Disease in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic: A Qualitative Study
The hallmark of sickle cell disease (SCD) is vaso-occlusive pain that may be acute and episodic or may progress to chronic, persistent pain with unpredictable and disabling exacerbations. Patients with SCD rely on opioids almost exclusively for acute and chronic pain management. Participants described increased stigmatization about opioid use and that their medical care was being affected by the physician’s exclusive focus on reducing pain medication use. There was an emerging interest among adult patients in the consideration of the use of alternative therapies, including marijuana, to manage pain.
To assess the association between medical marijuana laws (MMLs) and the odds of a positive opioid test, an indicator for prior use. Operational Medical Marijuana Laws are associated with reductions in opioid positivity among 21- to 40-year-old fatally injured drivers and may reduce opioid use and overdose.