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Medicare Plan B payment information for doctors will be made public

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration announced on Wednesday that it will for the first time reveal how much Medicare pays individual doctors for medical services and procedures, including MRIs and CT scans. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release on April 9 massive amounts of…

Wounded veteran condemns Feds for blocking marijuana research for PTSD

More than 12,000 people have signed a petition by a former U.S. Marine that calls on multiple government agencies to stop blocking research concerning marijuana’s potential to help treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Iraq war veteran Sergeant Ryan Begin is leading the campaign on Change.org following the U.S.…

Federal agency blocks FDA-approved marijuana research for veterans

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has blocked a pilot study to examine the benefits of marijuana for veterans with treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study was sponsored by the nonprofit research organization the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and would have been conducted by…

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