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January 2019
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More than half of people who take medical cannabis for chronic pain say they've driven under the influence of cannabis within two hours of using it, at least once in the last six months, according to a new study in the journal Drug & Alcohol Dependence.

Lead author Erin E. Bonar, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and a practicing clinical psychologist at the U-M Addiction Treatment Services, surveyed adults in Michigan who were seeking medical cannabis recertification or a new certification for chronic pain in 2014 and 2015.

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just 17 years ago, and opioids are a key contributor to that rise, according to a new review and analysis by a U-M team led by Amy Bohnert, Ph.D., M.H.S., associate professor of psychiatry and Mark Ilgen, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry.

Reversing this deadly double trend will take investment in programs that have been proven to prevent and treat opioid addiction, the authors of the study say in a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine.


A new survey from the National Poll on Healthy Aging suggests that many people in their 50s and early 60s harbor serious worries about their health insurance status, now and in the future.

Focus on gender equity in medicine

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Jagsi is the IHPI 2018 Senior Impact Accelerator award winner, honored for her work to promote gender equity in medicine through policy engagement.
Focus on women's reproductive health services

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Moniz is the IHPI 2018 Early Career Impact Accelerator Award winner, recognized for her work to improve access to contraceptive options after childbirth.
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