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Breaking Up With Vaping

October 21, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Sure, the tar was gone, but as one of the other counselors put it, “that thing ain’t nothin’ but a crack pipe for nicotine.”

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Oh– as for Fentanyl…

October 17, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…we’re often well behind the curve in terms of what’s actually happening in colleges and bars and on the streets around America.

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Politics and Drugs

October 14, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

And yet our legal system seems designed to punish the low level offender while protecting their counterparts in business and government.

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Skunked

October 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There is research that links more potent cannabis, including skunk, to THC-related changes in the brain, among daily users at least.

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Fentanyl Goes West

September 30, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s Business 101, for illegal as well as legal enterprises.

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Back to Biases

September 26, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

“He’s a drug addict,” we’ll hear someone say. “You know what those people are like.”

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Opioids in India

September 23, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

As domestic sales decline, Big Pharma looks around for other markets

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Tricky Opioid Payouts

September 16, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I’m no lawyer, but it makes me think of robbing a bank and returning 20% of the spoils to avoid jail.

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Vaping Disease

September 9, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

We already know there’s a strong business link between vaping and Big Tobacco.

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CBD Oil and Its Risks

September 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

That we have such a large and growing community of frequent users is a tribute not to evidence, but to hype.

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