Drug Epidemics, Part 2

September 22, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

We might have been making things more difficult for the patients we wanted to help. This is not unknown in healthcare.

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Hospital Follies

July 10, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The notorious revolving door wasn’t entirely due to the patient’s desire to avoid change– the hospital couldn’t get them out the front door fast enough.

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Methadone for Chronic Pain?

May 12, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Diversion to abuse has been significant. Currently methadone represents only some two percent of all opioid prescriptions, but it’s been implicated in an astounding one-third of all opioid fatalities.

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The Rumor Mill: “Killer Rehab”?

July 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Either way, it’s the drugs and alcohol that wind up killing the addict — not abstinence.

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Intervention at the ER? Can it Work?

September 30, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If we could reach them now, the process might well be interrupted. Preventing a host of more serious problems — some of them fatal to other people, or the user himself.

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