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It’s these outdated attitudes towards addictions that enable the healthcare professional to ignore important information provided by the patient.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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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: 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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Myth or Not?

March 19, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Too many doctors worry about “those people” showing up in the waiting room. They don’t particularly want to be known as a resource for the addicted.

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Opioid Vulnerability

October 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no blood test, no scan to aid diagnosis. Knowing intellectually that one in ten will succumb is very little help; it has no practical value in terms of predicting an individual outcome.

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Getting Drugs From Docs Part Three: Prevention

September 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Try thinking of the interaction between drug seeker and practitioner as type of negotiation where the  two parties have very different goals.

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Getting Drugs From Docs Part Two: The Targets

August 31, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There are just too many different forms of manipulation for any of us to be uniformly good at identifying them on the fly.

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Getting Drugs From Docs Part One: The Manipulators

August 24, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

One sign of vulnerability: the place tended to be too busy or too slow.

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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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