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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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Life Without Opioids

June 24, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

We shouldn’t ignore the¬†emotional factors involved in chronic pain– such as anxiety and depression.

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Stimulants Today

June 17, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The list of deaths from the practice is long and oddly prestigious, featuring celebs such as John Belushi and Chris Farley, among many others.

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Another Day, Another Opioid Lawsuit

June 10, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Meanwhile , the healthcare field continues to struggle with legitimate issues around the use of (and controls over) opioids in medical practice.

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Is Cannabis Addictive?

June 3, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The best answer is the one we came up with to explain the selectivity of alcoholism: Differences in individual susceptibility.

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