Mexico Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana Because Human Suffering is Expensive

Activists march along Reforma avenue in Mexico City on May 6, 2017 demanding the depenalization of marijuana. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) This week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the world that his country Continue reading Mexico Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana Because Human Suffering is Expensive

Increase Dental Access and Affordability for Arizonans: Dental tourism shows need for reform – The Arizona Republic

Dental tourism shows need for reform Border crossings are a hot topic in American politics right now. But a different kind of border crossing has received far less attention. Arizonans are crossing into Mexico in droves to access dental care Continue reading Increase Dental Access and Affordability for Arizonans: Dental tourism shows need for reform – The Arizona Republic

Research Indicating that Cannabis Might Heal The Brain From Effects Of Aging: Forbes

Despite your average Shaggy and Scooby-style stereotypes, researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life. Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University have discovered that low, regular doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one Continue reading Research Indicating that Cannabis Might Heal The Brain From Effects Of Aging: Forbes

The Right to Information about Legal Treatments Speeds Medical Innovation

“Every drug available for prescription in the United States must have gone through at least phase I clinical trials. Phase I trials examine a drug for toxicity in healthy volunteers and establish that the drug meets a minimum level of Continue reading The Right to Information about Legal Treatments Speeds Medical Innovation

Telemedicine, Cheaper Better Medicine BUT Big Business is Actively attempting to Suppress Technologies

Telemedicine – the practice of remotely diagnosing and treating patients through telecommunications – is revolutionizing the healthcare industry and eliminating burdensome costs and inconvenient appointments from customers’ lives in the process. When it comes to ocular telemedicine, this means allowing Continue reading Telemedicine, Cheaper Better Medicine BUT Big Business is Actively attempting to Suppress Technologies

FDA Drug Approval Too Cumbersome, Expensive and Can’t Detect Problems

Among more than 200 new medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration between 2001 and 2010, nearly one-third were affected by a post-market safety event, according to a new study. Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators Continue reading FDA Drug Approval Too Cumbersome, Expensive and Can’t Detect Problems

Government Pays More than 40% of Prescription Drugs: So Prices will Never Come Down 

Americans spend a lot on prescription drugs, more per capita than any other country by far. Pharmaceuticals represent a significant—and growing—share of the country’s health spending, both because new, and often costly, drugs are emerging from the lab and because Continue reading Government Pays More than 40% of Prescription Drugs: So Prices will Never Come Down