Cannabis and Cognition

November 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The public , including those in elected office, seem to assume that the expected prohibition on sales and use by underage persons will somehow be enough to limit the damage.

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Medical Cannabis in Addiction Treatment

November 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The field is getting accustomed to patients arriving in addiction treatment complaining of problems with prescription opioids, stimulants, sedatives, etc, while actively enrolled in medical cannabis programs.

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Alcohol Isn’t a Health Food

September 20, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

More likely the hope is to increase awareness of the risks, and encourage drinkers to limit consumption.

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The Study of Pain

August 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The goal is to eventually develop an objective scale by which pain can be measured not by self-report, but by neuroimaging.

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Stoned Voter Effect?

July 23, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Much of the chronic user’s life is taken up by anxiety, about where future doses will come from.

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The NIH, Corporate Sponsors, and Research

July 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

So if some enterprising MD or PhD were to show with a proposal for research designed to prove that drinking has definite health benefits, the industry will throw money at it.

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Weird Science

May 28, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

 A new study may be exciting to read, but its credibility will ultimately depend on the accumulation of a body of evidence that confirms it.

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When Alcohol Pays for Research

May 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

After all, you can’t afford to stop selling it. That’s not how you get promoted. What you need is science that seems to confirm your biases.

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Politics and Pharmacy

April 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

A number of experts pointed out the risks associated with a dramatic increase in opioid prescribing. They were ignored in favor of others who downplayed those risks.

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In the News: Opioids versus Other Options

March 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Is that pain evidence of a worsening physical condition or of drug withdrawal?

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