A new study, conducted by a team of experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, shows that repeated marijuana smoking results in two neural regions being misshapen or enlarged.
In issuing her April 15 ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel said the manufacturer of Zohydro is likely to succeed in its attempt for a permanent lifting of Massachusetts' emergency order banning the dispensing of the medication.
As of Saturday, residents of Colorado can get medical marijuana out of an automated vending machine.
Caron Treatment Centers' former chief operating officer has become CEO of Origins Recovery Centers, where former CEO Benjamin Levenson is transitioning to the role of chairman.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a $1.1 million, two-year grant from for the launch of the second phase of a project set to impact addictions outcomes to Polaris Health Directions, a Langhorne, Pa.-based behavioral health technology provider.
The award recipient was selected on the merit of her research, which will retrospectively look at discrepancies between self-reported drug use and urine drug testing (UDT) results in an urban, academic primary care-based buprenorphine clinic setting.
BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts now limits the quality of prescription narcotic painkillers that its members receive without prior authorization from the company.
Faces & Voices of Recovery announces additional administrative changes, including the impending departure of its program director.
President Obama has accepted the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Primary care doctors, who receive limited addiction training during an otherwise rigorous medical education, will gain knowledge and the tools needed to face the growing challenges posed by pressing issues like the painkiller epidemic and changing attitudes about marijuana and addiction in general.
Stairways Behavioral Health and Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems have announced that their Boards of Directors have mutually approved a resolution to affiliate under a common Support Corporation.
A California company will offer financial solutions to businesses that are sprouting in the two states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana.
The manufacturer of the newly available Zohydro is seeking an order to block enforcement of a Massachusetts directive prohibiting physicians from prescribing and dispensing the painkiller.
Crossroads, Inc., an organization which provides transitional living programs for recovering adults, recently opened a new residential center.
A drug that is commonly used to prevent spasms in patients with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders can help block the impact of the brain’s response to “unconscious” drug triggers well before conscious craving occurs.