NIH: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Improved Workplace Safety

5yrs after coming into effect MMLs associated with 33.7% less expected workplace fatalities MMLs that listed pain as a qualifying condition or allowed collective cultivation were associated with larger reductions in fatalities among workers aged 25-44 than those that did not.   Results provide evidence that legalizing medical marijuana improved workplace safety for workers aged…

Medicine In Harmony by Scott Rollins, M.D.

Giving Thanks Thanksgiving is our nation’s official time for giving thanks, counting our blessings, and sharing kindness and courtesy to friends, family and even strangers. The spirit of gratitude, defined as “the quality of being thankful, or readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness” is a trait that should be cultivated each and…

Moving Medicine Manufacturing From Factory to Front Lines

To produce bio-pharmaceuticals on demand, just add water Researchers at MIT and other institutions have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and vaccines. Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT. Antimicrobial peptide illustration by Ymahn/Wikimedia Commons. Freeze-dried cellular…

Medicine In Harmony by Scott Rollins, M.D.

Medicine In Harmony by Scott Rollins, M.D. Death by the Prescription Pad  Primum non nocere or “first, do no harm” is taught to all healthcare providers, so that we might always remember that in our efforts to do something good we also risk doing something bad. Physicians, much like politicians, often feel the need to do…