The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Health Dose: Poison and Drug Safety

Cannabis sativa plant in a prescription medicine container.
Tags: pain, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), THC, CBD products, FDA, drug safety

Experts weigh in on THC vs. CBD Following the legalization of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) at the federal level in 2018, CBD has been riding a tidal wave of popularity and awareness over the last few years to the point... read more

Snakebite season is from April to October and rattlesnakes can bite with or without warning.
Tags: snakebits, rattlesnakes, poison, scorpions, drugs, medication

With the advent of warm weather the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is reminding people of the dangers of rattlesnakes. Reptiles in Arizona are most active... read more

Morphine is the classic opiate painkiller.
Tags: pain, medication management, opioids, overdose prevention, prescription drug misuse, public health

The U.S. health-care system has become much more aggressive in treating pain over the last 15 years and just as with any medical intervention at times there are adverse side effects. Today, the United States is in the middle... read more