“Addicted”? Or “dependent”?

October 10, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

But it’s still confusing for many people outside the field, since unlike psychiatry, they don’t revise their thinking every couple decades.

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Opioids in India

September 23, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

As domestic sales decline, Big Pharma looks around for other markets

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Tricky Opioid Payouts

September 16, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I’m no lawyer, but it makes me think of robbing a bank and returning 20% of the spoils to avoid jail.

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Cheaters Do Get Caught…

August 5, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.

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“Stay Tuned”

July 22, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Legal responsibility, however, is quite different. J&J’s attorneys will do whatever they can to shift blame elsewhere.

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Mission Not Accomplished

July 8, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s a real challenge for the folks on the ground to fit their reality into the prescribed format of a Federal grant.

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Esketamine Second Thoughts

July 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The first trials did not demonstrate effectiveness beyond placebo. So the FDA allowed a third trial which apparently did, at least a little.

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Withdrawal Dilemma

June 20, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The physician, meanwhile, depends on the information provided by medical science, usually in the form of materials from the pharma firm that markets the product.

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The New Herbalists

April 8, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Unbeknownst to the patient, the CBD products they also use could affect how well those prescribed medicines work, or interact with them in unhelpful ways.

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Pain: Sensation or Emotion?

March 28, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…optimally, the goal isn’t just to get different specialists to work together, it’s to educate all practitioners to address the patient with awareness of both perspectives.

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