The common side effects from chemotherapy include extreme nausea and vomiting which cause a loss of appetite, pain or general discomfort, as well as insomnia or not being able to sleep at night (Anderson, Greg). Marijuana works to help treat these symptoms so t... ... middle of paper ... ...cts of traditional painkillers. Although this is a controversial topic and drug I encourage the families and the patients thinking about receiving this treatment to look at all sides of this treatment plan. Works Cited Anderson, Greg. Medicinal Marijuana: Benefits VS risks.
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Marijuana is one of the hundreds of drugs that holds Americans in the bondage of addiction and causes harm to their health and well-being. Marijuana comes from the hemp plant called cannabis sativa and is the most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S. (Goldberg). Although marijuana has mostly been used as a drug to get high, physicians have recently discovered that marijuana can treat the symptoms of cancer and multiple sclerosis, relieve pain, and treat many minor ailments. Because of the rare healing effects of this drug, many states are working to legalize medical marijuana in their state, but there is much controversy over whether or not medical marijuana should be legalized. Although medical marijuana has been proven to relieve pain and treat the symptoms of many life-threatening illnesses, the harmful side effects, the possibility of addiction and Americans untrustworthiness causes medical marijuana to be an implausible healing agent.
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Many of the drugs on shortage are used on a day to day basis. Besides that, the amount of drugs on shortage have increased significantly over the years. On a nationwide survey, the majority of anesthesiologists confirmed at least one drug on shortage, and also reported that the substitute affected the patient more than the actual drug would have (“Grassroots Group Says Anesthesia Drug Shortage Caused by GPOs”). This means that patients would have longer recovery time, which lowers the number of surgeries that can be performed within a specific time period. The drug shortage has become so widespread that even the federal government is interested now.