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Dayton Gets Results

December 17, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We should remember that Ohio’s Republican governor had to go against the wishes of many in his own party in order to achieve this.

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Proactive is the Key

December 6, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Not Latin American cartels or Afghan warlords, but advocates for opioid treatment of chronic pain, and pharmaceutical firms with a substantial financial interest in selling opioids.

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The Wave Phenomenon

December 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Still, if the epidemic is already 28 years old, then how much more effective would these steps have been if they had been initiated way back when?

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Opioid Evangelism

November 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s these outdated attitudes towards addictions that enable the healthcare professional to ignore important information provided by the patient. 

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In the News: Going Postal

November 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Traditional middle class jobs with career prospects replaced by a lower-paid, less stable workforce– perhaps more vulnerable to outside influence?

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Meth Making a Comeback

November 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…if the ground is now shifting to other drugs, then what are we doing in response to that?

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In the News: Pain Pill Busts

November 19, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Think physician practices and pharmacies and specialty clinics who began with a lucrative sideline that may now be their main source of revenue.

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Cannabis and Cognition

November 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The public , including those in elected office, seem to assume that the expected prohibition on sales and use by underage persons will somehow be enough to limit the damage.

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In the News: Updates From the Epidemics

October 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I don’t think there are any health benefits associated with the practice; it’s purely about getting high.

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The Pain Patients’ Dilemma

October 18, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

In the past, we’ve flung opioids at the problem, and haven’t developed alternatives.

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