Alcohol Isn’t a Health Food

September 20, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

More likely the hope is to increase awareness of the risks, and encourage drinkers to limit consumption.

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The NIH, Corporate Sponsors, and Research

July 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

So if some enterprising MD or PhD were to show with a proposal for research designed to prove that drinking has definite health benefits, the industry will throw money at it.

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Who’s Looking Out for You?

June 7, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Sometimes powerful business leaders sound like drunk drivers or corner drug dealers. Rationalizing, externalizing, minimizing…

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When Alcohol Pays for Research

May 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

After all, you can’t afford to stop selling it. That’s not how you get promoted. What you need is science that seems to confirm your biases.

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Smoking Addiction

January 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

CDC gives cigarettes credit for more than 480,000 deaths a year, in the US alone.

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Cancer, Cannabis, and the FDA

November 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The issue isn’t about getting stoned. It’s about whether the product is actually benefiting the customer who purchased it.

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The Inoculation Effect

June 1, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Our goal is to reframe the discussion in a way that supports rather than undermines change.

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Fighting Pseudoscience: Critical Thinking

April 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We need the knowledge and skill to evaluate claims of effectiveness as medical treatments– for instance, to determine whether the research that supports that claim is solid, or if it’s unreliable.

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Celebrity Testimonials

January 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s an illness that at different times seems to respond to everything and nothing. As in ‘everything works for someone, and nothing works for everyone.’

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Psychonautics

July 28, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s the sort of evidence that convinced authorities to greatly expand access to opioids for chronic pain patients.

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