Nearly two-thirds of multiple sclerosis patients reported fatigue, half experienced pain in the first year after diagnosis.
Patients prescribed benzodiazepines and opioids by different providers 20% more likely to overdose, adding to already heightened risk.
Study looks at trends before and after 2016 guide for prescribers was released.
An analysis finds a “one size fits all” approach to prescribing opioids after surgery poses risks for addiction in certain patients.
The cannabis-derived substance provides fewer side effects, with less potential for abuse.