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Getting Off Opioids With Medical Marijuana

By Nadia Kounang, CNN





In 2016, opioids killed more Americans than breast cancer. The drug overdose epidemic has become one of the most concerning public health issues of recent time, and in an effort to stem the tide, moreg and more patients and doctors are turning to pot over pills. For much of the past two decades, 51-year-old Angie Slinkertook a cocktail of narcotics, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications to manage the pain stemming from a car accident in 1998. She had between 50 and 60 surgeries, but her pain persisted, and doctors kept giving her more pills. "It was just a vicious cycle," she told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. "You started taking something for pain, and before you knew it, you were into another surgery. Which brought on anxiety." To treat the anxiety, doctors prescribed more pills. And when she felt depressed, they added even more medications. All the drugs left in her a fog. She spent most of her days in bed. When Slink…

Egg Recalls in 9 States From Salmonella Contamination

By Faith Karimi(CNN) - A farm in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday. The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. They reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. "Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund." Brands affected include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, with some eggs sold at Food Lion stores. Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and peopl…