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Political Cover

February 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Politicians are often accused of flip-flopping, but they may see themselves as representing the will of the voters.

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Borders and Drugs

February 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

If we ever were able to “seal” the borders, what would prevent some entrepreneur from setting up his own domestic operation?

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Stigma Behind the Stethoscope

February 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no shortage of stories among nurses and doctors about a friend or family member who went through treatment and relapsed, perhaps many times.

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Desperate Measures: Compulsive Video Gambling

February 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Apparently, many voluntary self-excluders later change their minds in favor of a return to old behavior.


In the News: The Human Element

January 30, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A doc who’s watching the clock is far less likely to expend valuable time chatting with a patient.

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Medical Cannabis: Research Update

January 26, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…cannabis is “likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, social anxiety disorders and, to a lesser extent, depression.”

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Celebrity Testimonials

January 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s an illness that at different times seems to respond to everything and nothing. As in ‘everything works for someone, and nothing works for everyone.’

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Cannabis-Related Illness

January 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Problems show up first in hospital emergency rooms and in jails. Those are the closest thing we have to an early warning system.

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In the News: Anatomy of a Scam

January 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Medicare spending on compounded topical drugs has surged 3400% since 2006.

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In the News: Russian Drinking

January 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Once the demand for a drug is well-established, as it is for alcohol, people will find a way to get it, legal or otherwise.

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