Health

Court rules against Florida officials on medical marijuana

A Florida appellate court ruled that the state's approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional, possibly allowing more providers to jump into a market positioned to become one of the country's most lucrative.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First ever state sepsis regulation in US tied to lower death rates

Death rates from sepsis fell faster in New York than expected—and faster than in peer states—following the introduction of the nation's first state-mandated sepsis regulation, according to an analysis led by University ...

Medications

Reckitt pays US $1.4bn to settle opioid treatment spat

British consumer health giant Reckitt Benckiser announced Thursday it will pay up to $1.4 billion (1.2 billion euros) to settle a dispute with US authorities over the sale and marketing of an opioid addiction treatment.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC updates data on cases meeting criterion for acute flaccid myelitis

Clinical and laboratory data have been updated for cases that met the clinical criterion for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the United States during 2018, according to a Vital Signs report published in the July 9 early-release ...

Surgery

Opioid use is reduced in patients treated with NSAIDS

Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just Percocet. The research was presented by a group ...

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