Population Health and Disparities
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Regulating Cannabis for Public Health
Join the USC Schaeffer Center and the Institute for Addiction Science for a conversation about the challenges of regulating cannabis. Schaeffer Center Senior Fellow Rosalie Liccardo Pacula will moderate the conversation with Rebecca Jesseman, director of policy at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, and Ricky N. Bluthenthal, associate dean for social justice and professor in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Claims-Based Measures of Prescription Opioid Utilization: A Practical Guide for Researchers
Given the increased attention to the opioid epidemic and the role of inappropriate prescribing, there has been a marked increase in the number of studies using claims data to study opioid use and policies designed to curb misuse.
Changes in Emergency Department Encounters for Vomiting After Cannabis Legalization in Colorado
Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome is an emerging clinical issue associated with cannabis use. Legalization of cannabis has led to an increase in vomiting-related illnesses in health care settings.
Opioid-Related Deaths Before and After COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders in Los Angeles County
A new Schaeffer Center study partnered with the LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office to investigate whether the stay-at-home orders impacted opioid-related fatal overdoses.
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