One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana – The Washington Post


pillsNew research shows a dramatic drop in painkiller prescriptions after medical marijuana laws are passed.

 

Ashley and W. David Bradford, a daughter-father pair of researchers at the University of Georgia, scoured the database of all prescription drugs paid for under Medicare Part D from 2010 to 2013.

They found that, in the 17 states with a medical-marijuana law in place by 2013, prescriptions for painkillers and other classes of drugs fell sharply compared with states that did not have a medical-marijuana law.

 

 

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