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“Weak” Evidence for Prescription Opioid Effectiveness

April 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

These powerful drugs have escaped the constraints of legal use and become widely misused

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Teachers Reduce Addiction Risk!

March 30, 2012 by Cecile

This is the first data-driven study which shows that teacher support is associated with lower levels of early alcohol use.

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Another Worry for the “Sandwich Generation”

March 29, 2012 by Cecile

For these and other common procedures referred to in the study, we might not even know what the doctor prescribes Mom or Dad afterward.

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The Disease Debate

March 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

“We’re still stuck at the problem of definition. Until we agree on that, I don’t know how we can resolve it.” And not surprisingly, we didn’t.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic pt. 2

March 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s glib, deceptive, self-serving and futile to address what the CDC has described as an epidemic, by finger-pointing.

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Celebrity Addiction

February 16, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Doesn’t seem to matter much whether fame is rooted in music, film, TV, sports, politics — there’s this sense of unreality to all of it.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic pt 1

February 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

What we’re seeing now is an unintended consequence of a change in prescribing. Which doesn’t mean that the medical professions weren’t warned about the possibility, however — they were.

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