JAMA Network | JAMA Internal Medicine | Legalization of Medical Marijuana and Incidence of Opioid Mortality

The rapid acceleration of prescription opioid–related overdose deaths in the United States is correlated with the availability of stronger opioid medications, as well as a change in medical practice from withholding opioid medication because of dependence risk1 to treating patients with chronic pain with opioids.

via JAMA Network | JAMA Internal Medicine | Legalization of Medical Marijuana and Incidence of Opioid Mortality.

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