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Movies About Alcoholism

December 12, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s ¬†a lot of laughter ¬†in the recovery world, mostly at oneself. Believe me, it helps.

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The Ad Biz

December 9, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Advertising is vulnerable to abuse. Rules are few and easy to circumvent.

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The Vape Ban That Wasn’t

December 5, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Corporations will fight dirty if necessary to protect their investment. That includes in the political arena.

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Opioids in International Relations

December 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

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Voter perception and the fear of a public relations black eye is always a motivating factor in politics.

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Rogue Pharmacies

November 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Don’t chains have quality control mechanisms to alert headquarters to abnormal patterns in prescription use?

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Walls and Fences

November 21, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

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What we really need most are substantive changes on the demand side.

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Cannabis and Mental Health

November 18, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Even if it turns out to be ineffective for patients, buying cannabis products certainly gives a boost to the sales figures.

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Can Legal Cannabis Fix Vaping Illness?

November 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Legalization solves problems related to the legal status of a drug, but has far less impact on the problems related to the nature of the substance itself.

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Stemming the Tide: Vaping

November 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

JUUL’s parent company has replaced the JUUL CEO with somebody from the tobacco industry.

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Drugstore Cowboy

October 31, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

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As soon as they were feeling better, the guys would gather in the lounge to swap stories of high-level burglaries and shoplifting expeditions on a grand scale.

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