Big City Opioids

January 17, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Now, with the introduction of fentanyl and carfentanil, the decision to inject heroin or cocaine can easily result in a fatality.

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About Drinking and Smoking

December 20, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We will have to deal with electronic smoking, which has exploded among young people even as cigarette use has declined.

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Dayton Gets Results

December 17, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We should remember that Ohio’s Republican governor had to go against the wishes of many in his own party in order to achieve this.

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The Wave Phenomenon

December 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Still, if the epidemic is already 28 years old, then how much more effective would these steps have been if they had been initiated way back when?

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In the News: Going Postal

November 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Traditional middle class jobs with career prospects replaced by a lower-paid, less stable workforce– perhaps more vulnerable to outside influence?

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The End for Patient Brokers

November 5, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Several big insurance firms have already filed suit around overcharging and fraudulent billing.

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In the News: Merchant Princes

October 15, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…tolerable when we’re talking about window fasteners or computer mice but surely not when the product in question directly affects our health or even our survival.

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Legalization and Addiction

October 8, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

If someone is experiencing problems with pot, fine, get them help. But locking them up? Feels like smashing a bedbug with a sledgehammer.

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In the News: Do Safe Injection Sites Work?

October 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s not a large percent of the user population, but it’s among the sickest. That along might be enough to justify the investment; I’m sure a number of lives have been saved along the way.

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In the News: The Kratom Debate

September 10, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The real issue is that Kratom use is already so widespread that attempts at a total ban would inevitably create hardship for those who are already dependent on the drug, as well as fuel the appearance of a thriving black market.

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