Doctors in Denial

May 4, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Here was a physician who regularly committed an assortment of crimes without considering himself a criminal. To his way of thinking, he was the victim.

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In the News: The End of a Pill Mill

April 24, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

“If the patient takes them for other reasons, or even resells them on the street– well, nothing I can do about that. It’s the patient’s own fault.”

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Pain Pill Cycle

April 3, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Modern healthcare, for all its spectacular innovation, still lacks a genuinely safe, effective remedy for certain types of pain.

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In the News: Epidemic Update

March 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

America consumes the vast majority of the world’s opioids.

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Perception or Deception?

January 12, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The addicted brain is unable to accurately evaluate the situation.

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Cannabis as an Opioid Addiction Treatment

December 29, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It usually comes back to the assumption that another problem ‘underlies’ addiction, and therefore will respond to treatment with the “right” drug, if we can figure out what it is.

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The View Depends on Where You Stand

December 26, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

This isn’t a problem a physician can deal with comfortably in the context of a 12-15 minute office visit.

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Maintenance Dilemma

December 22, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Weary looking young man lies on sofa extending a remote control.

Would you respond to this information with a concerted effort at self-examination and profound behavior change?

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Suboxone and Overdose

December 8, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Naloxone is there to prevent someone from injecting Suboxone to get high.

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A Place for Placebo?

November 24, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Might be that clinicians can teach patients to activate their own body’s placebo response, in order to feel better.

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