The Wave Phenomenon

December 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Still, if the epidemic is already 28 years old, then how much more effective would these steps have been if they had been initiated way back when?

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Opioid Evangelism

November 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s these outdated attitudes towards addictions that enable the healthcare professional to ignore important information provided by the patient. 

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In the News: Pain Pill Busts

November 19, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Think physician practices and pharmacies and specialty clinics who began with a lucrative sideline that may now be their main source of revenue.

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In the News: Updates From the Epidemics

October 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I don’t think there are any health benefits associated with the practice; it’s purely about getting high.

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The Pain Patients’ Dilemma

October 18, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

In the past, we’ve flung opioids at the problem, and haven’t developed alternatives.

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In the News: Do Safe Injection Sites Work?

October 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s not a large percent of the user population, but it’s among the sickest. That along might be enough to justify the investment; I’m sure a number of lives have been saved along the way.

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Why No Opioid Taper?

September 27, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Not everybody wants to remain dependent on pain medication. But at present, we offer few if any alternatives to doing it on your own.

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Pain Psychology

September 13, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Perhaps more important, the patient could begin to resume a normal life.

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Opioid Prescription Laws

September 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Once a problem such as opoid overprescribing is widespread, entrenched in practice, good luck eradicating it with new laws.

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Stoned Voter Effect?

July 23, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Much of the chronic user’s life is taken up by anxiety, about where future doses will come from.

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