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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Two Perspectives on Pain

February 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We may be stuck relying on the soft stuff– therapy, support, behavior change, even spiritual growth– all those icky-squicky things that neuroscientists struggle to quantify.

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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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Pharmacology to the Rescue?

June 26, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

As the old chief says in the movie Little Big Man: “Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t.”

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In the News: Prince’s Pain

May 9, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It may turn out that chronic pain, like addiction, is one of those conditions that responds best to an approach that’s both individualized and ongoing, and requires considerable commitment on the patient’s part.

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Pain Conundrum

November 12, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

It takes thirty seconds to write a prescription… that fits very well into a scheduled 15 minute office visit.

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New Approaches for Chronic Pain

May 19, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Mood and motivation are, of course, a big part of the discomfort associated with having chronic pain.

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Methadone for Chronic Pain?

May 12, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Diversion to abuse has been significant. Currently methadone represents only some two percent of all opioid prescriptions, but it’s been implicated in an astounding one-third of all opioid fatalities.

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Video: Practical Advice on Prescription Painkiller Problems

December 10, 2012 by Cecile

People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.

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