Notes From the Epidemic

August 14, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We should anticipate that many patients with opioid disorders will also be in treatment for some chronic medical disorder.

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Opioids and Mental Health Diagnoses

August 3, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

This goes back to a problem in assessing pain. There’s no physical test for what is essentially a subjective experience.

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In the News: The Opioid Commission Speaks

August 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a civil rights issue: Over time, suspension of those rights can (and often does) become the new normal.

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In the News: Who Gets Narcan?

July 31, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

That was always the flaw with the concept of fighting a “war” on drugs– who exactly is the enemy?

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Reducing Opioid Prescriptions

July 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Eventually it’s the business that adapts to a changed environment. But before they do, some will go to great lengths to prop up the revenue from their current opioid products.

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In the News: Spit in the Ocean

July 17, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

But it quickly becomes clear that the powers that be within the land are far more interested in fighting and squabbling among themselves over political power and riches, than in addressing this existential horror. 

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In the News: The Fentanyl Factor

July 10, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s the thing about illicit drug use– no quality control, or truth in advertising.

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In the News: Painkiller Control

July 3, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We were warned about such risks, but went ahead anyway.

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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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