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America’s Drug Epidemic History

November 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

But the repair isn’t cheap, and the outcomes require some patience. And that’s why efforts often fail. America gives up too early. 

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Cancer, Cannabis, and the FDA

November 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The issue isn’t about getting stoned. It’s about whether the product is actually benefiting the customer who purchased it.

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In The News: 56 Recommendations and Nothing On

November 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

When he speaks, he reminds me of others I’ve known who come from families that fought and lost a battle with addictive disease.

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When It’s Just Business

November 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I know how often the quest for business success has in the past overtaken and even overwhelmed the quest to deliver good services.

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Crime vs. Disease

November 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…healthcare advocates have to work extra hard while proponents of a more punitive approach simply point to a crime committed by a drug user…

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Why We Don’t Learn From Experience

November 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It reminds me of the addicts who convince themselves that somehow, despite all the pain of the past, this time things will be different.

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Cannabis and the Political Class

October 30, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

If we’re going to rely on science in decision-making, we should at least make certain it’s good science.

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In the News: Drug War Ceasefire?

October 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

You can’t characterize dead children as collateral damage and not expect it to come back on you later.

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Naloxone Fatigue

October 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Nurses and doctors experience the same feelings about homeless alcoholics they see in the ER every Saturday night.

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Opioid Alternatives

October 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The larger issue is that most drug pricing is still market-driven, or as my endocrinologist puts it, “they charge whatever they can get away with charging.”

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