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No matter how cynical you become . . .

No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up. —Lily Tomlin From the Financial Times: A billionaire pharmaceuticals executive who has been blamed for spurring the US opioid crisis stands to profit from the epidemic after he … Continue reading

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New study casts doubt about injection site effectiveness

A new meta-analysis of research on supervised injection sites delivers some disappointing conclusions for advocates: One of the aims of MSICs (Medically Supervised Injection Centres) is to reduce harms associated with injecting illicit drugs such as heroin under unhygienic conditions. … Continue reading

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The treatment hustle behind the scenes

So, the other night I posted about cash-only buprenorphine practices. The next morning I find this in my mail. Consulting services to help establish turn-key buprenorphine clinics with cash revenue models that use toxicology services to generate revenue and provide … Continue reading

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Vaping draws strong support — from bots

Apparently, twitter-bots are targeting more than elections: Social media accounts run by internet robots may be driving much of the discussion around the health threats posed by e-cigarettes, according to a study led by San Diego State University researchers, who … Continue reading

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Cash only

Outside of very rural areas, I’ve often scratched my head when advocates express concern about access to buprenorphine. I mean, there are a lot of prescribers in most areas. I had a conversation yesterday that prompted a google search that … Continue reading

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U.S. joins lawsuits against manufacturers over drug Suboxone

Reckitt Benckiser and Invidor, the manufacturers of Suboxone are back in the news. The Justice Department in filings last week in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia, said it was intervening in four separate whistleblower lawsuits related to the Britain-based companies’ … Continue reading

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Alternative endpoints

The FDA issued a new set of draft guidelines for pharmaceutical manufacturers the presents what has previously been referred to as “alternative endpoints.” I posted about this in March. Here’s that previous post. “alternative endpoints”?  I caught a few minutes … Continue reading

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😜 Recovering Addict

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Headlines that bother me

All three of these were in my inbox this morning from one list or another. Recovery=missed work? I don’t know anything about this guy, but I doubt he’s missing work because of his recovery. He may be missing work because … Continue reading

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Headlines that make you go, “hmmmm”

I recognize that these are from two different countries but, really.    

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