Author Archives: wpadmin

Purdue funneled money to nonprofits, WHO employees to sway opioid guidance: report

Since its inception in 1948, the World Health Organization has sifted through treatment data and posted international prescribing guidelines without an eye on profits. But what happens when a fox is let loose in the henhouse, and that guidance is tainted by private money? That’s a question Purdue Pharma may be forced to answer. Purdue, the maker… Read More »

In Brief: Increased Use of Cannabis During Pregnancy, But Little Data on Reproductive Safety

Despite decreasing rates of alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, the use of cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise.  According to data collected from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the use of cannabis in pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years rose from 2.37% in 2002 to 3.85% in 2014… Read More »