Opioid-Maker Insys Guilty of Bribing Doctors

Opioid-maker Insys admits guilt. OxyContin developer Purdue Pharma has worked for over a decade to reduce the opioid epidemic. The State of Hawai'i can't balance their budget so they are currently suing Purdue Pharma — rather than Insys. Purdue Pharma is frustrated. Chair Miller questions how states, cities and towns can turn to the courts, … Continue reading Opioid-Maker Insys Guilty of Bribing Doctors

Hillary Clinton: $10 Billion for Addiction Recovery Support

One reason I love our electoral process is it gives leaders a forum to propose new ideas. My biggest criticism of our democratic system is we allow partisan ideology to create intellectual walls between us. If Hillary offers a new approach to the substance abuse crisis we suffer in America, those on the Right tend to … Continue reading Hillary Clinton: $10 Billion for Addiction Recovery Support

Case Study: Robert, a 35-year-old teacher

Considering Treatment Options The patient is a 35-year-old school teacher. He has been injecting heroin on and off since he was 16. He has never been arrested. He has been through many episodes of heroin detoxification, mostly outpatient methadone detoxification but has also been in three inpatient drug treatment programs. The last inpatient program was … Continue reading Case Study: Robert, a 35-year-old teacher