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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“…and Let God Sort ’em Out”?

October 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I fear they’re regular Americans, like some of us, except for their twisted attitudes and beliefs about addiction.

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In the News: Disasters and Opioid Treatment

September 25, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s why I’d welcome more research into the tapering process, with an eye to improving success rates.

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Is MAT Enough?

September 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.

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In the News: Fentanyl Epidemic

September 18, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Then word hits the street of a new product that can make you feel almost like your first time… No wonder they come running. And some never wake up.

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Pain Treatment for Those Battling Opioid Dependence

September 14, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

If a life in balance is the ideal, then a broader approach has a better shot at sustainability.

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In the News: Opioid Addiction Vaccine?

September 11, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Assumption: Without that reinforcement, use will simply stop on its own.

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