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  • Drug-to-Drug Interactions- What happens when you mix medications?

    If you take more than one medication or combine Medical Cannabis (MMJ) and Prescription Medications, you need to really understand Drug-to-Drug Interactions

     

    If you take more than one medication or combine Medical Cannabis (MMJ) and Prescription Medications, you need to really understand Drug-to-Drug Interactions... Drug-Drug interactions( DDI's) can reduce or cancel the efficacy of the medications you take, your the MMJ, create unwanted side effects and even result in Adverse Drug Reactions that can hospitalize you and may even lead to death. **Naviagtor Genomics is proud to report your potential Drug-to-Drug interactions as a very important part of your personalized test results.**

   
  • MMJ & Drug Interactions

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  • Medical cannabis may lower Rx costs

    **Medical Cannabis Could Take a Big Bite Out of Pharmaceutical Sales** • Medical Cannabis can be an effective treatment for conditions including: chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep disorders, anxiety, epilepsy, nerve pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, Tourette’s Syndrome, glaucoma. • Americans spent an estimated $40.1 Billion on Rx in 2016 to treat these conditions. Expenditures are forecast to grow to more than $44.1 Billion by 2019. • Three conditions which drove the highest Rx expenditures in 2016 were chronic pain ($14.3 Billion), PTSD ($10.6 Billion) and sleep disorders ($6.13 Billion). • Prescription drug use, most commonly associated with medical cannabis, falls an average of 11% in states with legalized medical cannabis. • If medical cannabis use were legalized nationally in 2016, an 11% decline in Rx use would have equated to an estimated $4.4 Billion in reduced Rx spending, and an estimated $4.9 Billion in 2019. • Between 2016 - 2020, the 11% reduction in Rx spending would be a combined $18.5 Billion. ** SOURCE: National Academies of Science

  • Facts about Rx medications and MMJ

    **Only 7% of everyone responds as Normal to all drugs**. YOU will likely not receive the right medicines unless You and your healthcare professionals know your personal genetic responses to drugs. **People also respond to Medical Cannabinoids differently based on their gene variants.** **How Americans Respond to Rx:** - 93% do not respond "as a normal metabolizer" to Rx drugs - 75% do not respond to cancer Rx drugs - 75% of all doctor visits involve Rx drug therapy - 73% of all ER hospital visits involve Rx drug therapy - 70% of people take Rx drugs - 55% of all pain Rx drugs are ineffective - 50% do not respond to arthritis Rx drugs - 49% take at least one Rx drug in past 30 days - 48% do not respond to migraine Rx drugs - 43% do not respond to diabetes Rx drugs - 38% do not respond to depression Rx drugs - 29% take at least 5 Rx drugs - 20% do not fill their Rx drug prescriptions when their doctor first prescribes their medication - 19% of women ages 50 - 64 take antidepressant Rx drugs - 13% of overall population take antidepressant Rx drugs - $213B could be saved in healthcare costs by reducing medication overuse, underuse and other flaws in care that cause complications that can create longer & more-expensive treatments - Patient out-of-pocket costs have increased double digits each year for past several years - Most commonly prescribed Rx drugs are used for medical conditions with gastointestinal problems followed by those with behavoiral issues - Over 75% of people who use medcial Cannabis( MMJ) do so because of pain - 125,000 deaths a year and 10% of all ER hospitalizations are caused by failure by patients to follow Rx prescriptions **Medication non-adherence** can have a number of causes: patients don’t like side effects, or their lack of symptoms makes them believe they don’t need Rx drugs anymore; find it difficult to take Rx, as those to prevent recurrence of cancers—for years on end when they don’t have any proof they’re working; some simply forget. While all of these are factors, the biggest reason people don’t take their medications is $ cost! **How Americans Respond to MMJ:** You may respond to Medical Cannabis differently than other people... just like you may respond differently each prescription medication. Drug Inhibiotrs can play a huge role in determining the effectiveness of MMJ and for the Rx prescription drugs you may take.

 
  • Everyone has two medical treatment choices: 1-Size-Fits-ALL or Personalized Medicine. Which one do YOU choose?

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  • Medical Cannabis Study for Seniors

    Highlights • •The most common indications for cannabis in the elderly were pain and cancer. • •At six months of cannabis treatment, 93.7% reported improvement in their condition. • •At six months of treatment, the number of reported falls was significantly reduced. • •Medical cannabis decreased the use of prescription medicines, including opioids.

  • Study: 96% of Cancer Patients Find Relief with MMJ

    Study: 96% of Cancer Patients Find Relief with MMJ by TG Branfalt 2/28/2018

  • Terpenes

    You may have heard of Terpenes or Terpenoids, the chemical that gives cannabis its different types of scents. Terpenes are organic hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants. With the rise of the legal cannabis industry, the discussion around terpenes has recently heated up. Find out in this article what Terpenes are, and how they can be very helpful.