Beware Lookalikes

December 14, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s also not too difficult to create a ‘homemade’ variety using raw ingredients purchased on the dark web and a common pill press.

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In the News: Big Pharma’s Addiction Profits

December 4, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We watch and listen to Big Pharma execs on television and find ourselves thinking, are these guys so different from a street corner drug dealer?

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America’s Drug Epidemic History

November 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

But the repair isn’t cheap, and the outcomes require some patience. And that’s why efforts often fail. America gives up too early. 

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In The News: 56 Recommendations and Nothing On

November 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

When he speaks, he reminds me of others I’ve known who come from families that fought and lost a battle with addictive disease.

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Methadone Maintenance Plus

October 26, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s the basic unit of most drug-free approaches. What would happen if it could be incorporated into the OTP curriculum?

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Naloxone Fatigue

October 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Nurses and doctors experience the same feelings about homeless alcoholics they see in the ER every Saturday night.

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Opioid Alternatives

October 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The larger issue is that most drug pricing is still market-driven, or as my endocrinologist puts it, “they charge whatever they can get away with charging.”

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A “Plan” Isn’t Enough

October 12, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

So if… the real problem at this late stage isn’t the lack of a plan but the absence of motivation to implement it– then what’s in the way?

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In the News: Harm Reduction in West Virginia

October 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

He compares the patients he treats, who are often homeless, to “outcasts” and ‘lepers”, who have been “derided, despised, and marginalized.”

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Opioid Vulnerability

October 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no blood test, no scan to aid diagnosis. Knowing intellectually that one in ten will succumb is very little help; it has no practical value in terms of predicting an individual outcome.

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