In the News: Opioid Windfall

July 9, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It does seem ironic that the industry most responsible for the creation and continuation of our current opioid epidemic could also be the main beneficiary of this next wave of treatment funding.

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In the News: Purdue Knew

June 25, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Maybe they reasoned that even if they were caught out, they could avoid the worst penalties.

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Opioid Settlements?

June 21, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

“…over the past five years, less than 10% of the nearly $40 billion in tobacco payments went towards such efforts.”

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The Business of Cures

May 7, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I’d feel better if I knew some in our brilliant science community were working hard on ways to taper patients, if just the most highly motivated, off the medications with a reduced risk of return to heroin.

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In the News: Update on Prince

April 30, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The real solution would have been for Prince to have received treatment for his drug problem, which by this time was a far bigger issue than his somatic pain.

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Prison as a Strategy

April 19, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The theory is that the more users we put in jail or prison, the fewer left out on the street. So why hasn’t that substantially reduced arrest and overdose statistics?

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The Empire Strikes Back

April 9, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I’ve been expecting a public relations counterattack on behalf of, and probably funded by, the pharmaceutical industry.

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The Pain Patient Population

April 5, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Based on the vast number of prescriptions for opioid medications written by US practitioners over the past few decades, we’ve become the clear leaders in opioid prescribing.

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In the News: Opioids versus Other Options

March 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Is that pain evidence of a worsening physical condition or of drug withdrawal?

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Florida’s Compulsory Treatment Law

March 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Many of those programs treat opioid users without relying on medication, and yet manage to achieve remarkable success rates– sometimes 80% over a five year period.

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