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Prescription Pot Could Be a Real Bummer, UW Doc Argues

Posted: November 05, 2013

In a new editorial for the journal General Hospital Psychiatry, a University of Washington and Veterans Administration doctor argues the scientific literature shows that prescribing smoked marijuana f... Read more →

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UW Expert: WA Legal Pot Requires Public Health Vigilance

Posted: June 17, 2013

Voter-approved legalization of marijuana last fall in Washington state via I-502 may well improve regulation, oversight, social justice outcomes and revenue collection around use of the drug, but at t... Read more →

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Washington near top, again, in prescription pain pill misuse

Posted: February 12, 2013

For the second time in a row, Washington ranks in the top five among 50 U.S. states in the percent of people aged 12 and older who reported having misused prescription painkillers such as Vicodin, Oxy... Read more →

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Janitors, secretaries most flu-prone workers in Washington

Posted: November 19, 2012

On the one hand, getting the flu is considered fairly mundane, so long as there's no pandemic and nobody dies. On the other hand, this common winter nuisance carries a hefty price tag. The annual bill... Read more →

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Pertussis in WA hit Hispanics at double the rate of others

Posted: July 23, 2012

The headline-grabbing outbreak of whooping cough, or Pertussis, in Washington state this year affected Hispanics at a rate more than twice that of non-Hispanics, according to a new report from the Was... Read more →

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