“The War On…”

August 26, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Soon enough we’ll be hearing calls from the public for evidence of victory, and how will we answer?

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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.


Opioid Settlements?

June 21, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

“…over the past five years, less than 10% of the nearly $40 billion in tobacco payments went towards such efforts.”

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Strange Bedfellows in the Pharma Lobby

February 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It isn’t PhDs in the white lab coats who show up at your doctor’s office to provide false or misleading information about drug safety.

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Pressure Points

March 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

This is amazing to people from other countries, where the vote is precious.

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Political Cover

February 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Politicians are often accused of flip-flopping, but they may see themselves as representing the will of the voters.

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A Little Politicking

February 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Don’t forget that relatively few Americans vote in local elections. That may be a disgrace, but it also means that advocacy by a committed few can have the greatest impact.


More on Lobbying

October 5, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

As one longtime Capitol Hill figure told me, “you can get anything accomplished as long as you’re willing to share the credit– especially with those who don’t deserve it.”


You Too Can Be a Lobbyist

September 24, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Most people who enact laws aren’t healthcare experts or even for that matter particularly interested in the subject of addiction and treatment.

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