In the News: Drug War Reboot?

February 19, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…if this type of strategy didn’t succeed 30 years ago, what makes us think it’ll be a success this time around?

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More on Medicaid Requirements

February 15, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

When they get sick with diseases related to substance use, they’ll avoid going to the doctor or hospital, until their illness is advanced and more extensive and expensive care is involved.

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In the News: Polypharmacy and Tom Petty

February 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s the result of a problem in medicine that’s been going on since before I ever started working in the field. The drugs have changed, but the results haven’t.

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Nature vs. Nurture Again

February 8, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We can’t predict in advance which user will turn out to be in which category, and frankly, neither can they.

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In the News: Medicaid Work Requirements

February 5, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I can’t help seeing that as a moral argument, not a medical one. And not very practical, either.

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Secretary for Drug Crises?

February 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I thought that blue ribbon commission did a pretty good job with its 60 recommendations, but I haven’t seen much subsequent action, have you?

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Drug Prices: The Blame Game

January 25, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

As a former insurance VP once put it, you spend your day looking at spreadsheets, you forget there are real people out there depending on you.

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Alcohol Tax Cut

January 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…those users have fewer resources to pay for healthcare and legal problems that often result from more drinking. So who picks up the tab?

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Restorative Justice for Big Pharma?

January 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I think most people understand the concept of making amends for past misdeeds.

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Cannabusiness Update

December 28, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The next big step would be the appearance of cannabis products, edible and perhaps smoked, on the shelves of large chain retailers and pharmacies.

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