Opioids and Mental Health Diagnoses

August 3, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

This goes back to a problem in assessing pain. There’s no physical test for what is essentially a subjective experience.

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Reducing Opioid Prescriptions

July 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Eventually it’s the business that adapts to a changed environment. But before they do, some will go to great lengths to prop up the revenue from their current opioid products.

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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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Medical Cannabis Laws and Addiction

May 22, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Substance Use Disorders don’t appear overnight. People who develop them may use for months or years or even decades before they seek help.

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Drug Sniffing Parents

May 15, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…actually more of an issue now than in the 80’s, because of the presence of super-powerful opioids like fentanyl or carfentanil, and the growing risk of unintended overdose.

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In the News: Prince’s Pills

May 8, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Shame always plays a role. Not just the shame of discovery, but the shame of having a problem in the first place.

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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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The Pill Mill Shell Game

April 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Most people don’t expect to have a criminal enterprise operating in public, under the guise of a community resource.

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In the News: The End of a Pill Mill

April 24, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

“If the patient takes them for other reasons, or even resells them on the street– well, nothing I can do about that. It’s the patient’s own fault.”

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Pain Pill Cycle

April 3, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Modern healthcare, for all its spectacular innovation, still lacks a genuinely safe, effective remedy for certain types of pain.

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