Another Day, Another Opioid Lawsuit

June 10, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Meanwhile , the healthcare field continues to struggle with legitimate issues around the use of (and controls over) opioids in medical practice.

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Raising the Tobacco Age Limit

May 30, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

So, public health advocates maintain, the McConnell plan is really just a clever ruse to reduce support for other legislation that might actually reduce smoking and vaping.

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Proposing a Plan

May 23, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

This is in part a course correction from the trend of several decades ago, when the emphasis was on cutting expenses in the naive belief all addicts could be successfully treated on an outpatient basis.

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Coercion in Massachusetts

May 20, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I compare it to finding someone lying on the sidewalk, helping them up, brushing them off, and pushing them down again.

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Treatment and Coercion

April 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Those of us who work in treatment quickly sense a problem: people with addictions aren’t likely to respond to this approach.

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Edible Alert

April 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…despite the rapid growth in new cases, the number still doesn’t equal alcohol.

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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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Buyer Beware

April 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…in many instance, it’ll be an unfair fight between enormously well-funded, politically savvy industry lobbies and a few determined nonprofits that advocate for public health.

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A Price We Can Afford

February 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Investors naturally seek to increase the value of their investment, while patients seek access to medication they need at a price they can afford.

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Debate About New Painkillers

February 18, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I can imagine a hundred scenarios in which Dsuvia somehow leaves the battlefield and finds it way into the world of drug abuse.

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