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Cheaters Do Get Caught…

August 5, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.

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Drugs and the Homeless

August 1, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…the problems we decide not to deal with at present go on to undermine treatment for the rest.

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Demand and Supply

July 29, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Picture a horde of lemmings suddenly deciding to change direction and stampede off a different cliff.

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“Stay Tuned”

July 22, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Legal responsibility, however, is quite different. J&J’s attorneys will do whatever they can to shift blame elsewhere.

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Addiction and “Medicare for All”

July 18, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I’d argue that America has never adequately addressed its own problems with addiction, which have been with us in one form or another since before we became a nation.

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Prohibition Paradox

July 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Alcohol still gets credit for close to 90,000 deaths every year– more than other drugs, even in the middle of an epidemic.

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Secondhand Drinking

July 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It can be flagrant or subtle, but damage it will be. Sadly, the drinker is usually the last one to become aware of it. In fact, many never do.

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Mission Not Accomplished

July 8, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s a real challenge for the folks on the ground to fit their reality into the prescribed format of a Federal grant.

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Esketamine Second Thoughts

July 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The first trials did not demonstrate effectiveness beyond placebo. So the FDA allowed a third trial which apparently did, at least a little.

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Word of Warning

July 1, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Cannabis doesn’t replace opioids the way methadone or buprenorphine do. There’s no antagonist effect as with naloxone or naltrexone.

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