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Opioid Settlements?

June 21, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

“…over the past five years, less than 10% of the nearly $40 billion in tobacco payments went towards such efforts.”

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Conflict of Interest Case Study

June 18, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Obviously, being able to give your own business a five star rating on a supposedly independent consumer website could be construed as an unfair advantage.

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Tossing the Playbook

June 14, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We’ve come a long way in treating addictions, but we’re still not very successful at convincing a patient to stick to a treatment regimen.

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“Invisible” Hand? Or “Absent” Hand?

June 11, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

In their eagerness to reduce the size of government, states  have stripped away staff who would otherwise make onsite visits to ensure compliance.

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Who’s Looking Out for You?

June 7, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Sometimes powerful business leaders sound like drunk drivers or corner drug dealers. Rationalizing, externalizing, minimizing…

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In the News: Opioid Addiction and the Private Sector

June 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Portman argues that since business and industry will directly benefit, they should take an active or even a leadership role in this effort.

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Weird Science

May 28, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

 A new study may be exciting to read, but its credibility will ultimately depend on the accumulation of a body of evidence that confirms it.

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Needle Exchange Backlash

May 24, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Nonetheless, in most instances it’s an a priori resistance rooted in fear, rather than legitimate objections.

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Cannabis Glut

May 17, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

A big cannabusiness just purchased two hundred acres in Tularosa, Otero County, claiming that will eventually be the nation’s largest dedicated parcel.

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Controlling Cannabis

May 10, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

That industry will do everything in its power to create and sustain the biggest possible population of chronic stoners.

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