Secret CIA Document Shows Plan To Test Drugs On Prisoners

By Dror Ladin, Aclu.org  -

Thanks to an ACLU victory in federal court, we know much more about how CIA doctors violated the medical oath to “do no harm.” One of the most important lessons of the CIA’s torture program is [...]

The Pentagon Hits Home, Climate Changing Dinner & How To Address Addiction

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

The Pentagon broadens its horizons to domestic surveillance and “insurrection” - the all seeing eye is focused on the home front. Next, if we wanna survive humanity's demise that our choices [...]

Before Big Pharma Kills Us, Maybe Public Pharma Can Save Us

By Dana Brown, Prospect.org -

Drug-resistant “superbugs” are predicted to kill more people per year than cancer by 2050. Already, more than two million Americans annually are infected with bacteria that have evolved to resist [...]

City To Study Use Of Fentanyl-Detecting Test Strips By Distributing Them In Exchange Vans

By Ethan McLeod, Baltimorefishbowl.com -

In its ongoing fight against a fentanyl-fueled surge in drug overdoses, the Baltimore City Health Department plans to study the efficacy of test strips that detect the potent synthetic substance [...]

Will Mexico’s New Leader Reshape Its Drug Policies?

By Julia Barajas, Cannabiswire.com -

Mexico’s next president will take office at the end of 2018, and among the many big puzzles he must solve is how to deal with the nation’s dangerous and powerful illegal drug trade. He has been [...]

Gun Violence Debate Needs To Include Police Militarization And Drug Prohibition Violence

By Morgan Humphrey, Drugpolicy.org -

On March 14th thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S.  Later that night, black Brazilian city [...]

If You Want To Kill Drug Dealers, Start With Big Pharma

By Domenica Ghanem, Otherwords.org -

At a recent rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers as part of a plan to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. At a Pennsylvania rally a [...]

What It’s Like For American Drug Reformer To Go To A Country With A Compassionate System

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet.org -

The American activists couldn't wrap their heads around it. Sitting in a dingy office in a nondescript building in central Lisbon, they were being provided a fine-grained explanation of what [...]

Morgan County Had 27 Overdose Deaths From 2011 To 2015

By Russell Mokhiber, Morgancountyusa.org -

That’s according to the Appalachian Overdose Death Mapping Tool released yesterday by the Appalachian Regional Commission and NORC at the University of Chicago. Outside of coal country, Berkeley [...]

Norway Takes First Steps From Extreme Drug War To Sensible Policy

By Péter Sárosi, Drogriporter.hu -

This was definitely a result of a bottom-up movement. It has had a few strong voices for quite some time, like Arild Knutsen and Thorvald Stoltenberg. Since the beginning of 2016 The Association [...]

The Logic Of Drug Legalization

By Jeff Berg, theguardian.com -

By Jeff Berg for Counter Punch - The Drug Lords of today exist because of the extraordinary profits resulting from criminalization. Estimates run in the half a trillion range globally per year. [...]

Opiod Crisis Demands Care Not Criminalization

By Ellie Hamrick et al, www.socialistworker.org -

By Ellie Hamrick, Katherine King and Neil Hamrick for Socialist Worker - After Tori was arrested on drug charges in 2015, she began suffering from heroin withdrawal in jail. She was denied [...]

Diseases Of Despair

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - The opioid crisis, the frequent mass shootings, the rising rates of suicide, especially among middle-aged white males, the morbid obesity, the obsession with [...]

Don’t Blame Addicts For America’s Opioid Crisis. Here Are The Real Culprits

By Chris McGreal, www.theguardian.com -

By Chris McGreal for The Guardian - America’s opioid crisis was caused by rapacious pharma companies, politicians who colluded with them and regulators who approved one opioid pill after another. [...]

The Fight Over Price Gouging By The Pharmaceutical Industry

By Lydia O'neal And David Sirota, www.ibtimes.com -

By Lydia O'neal And David Sirota for International Business Times - As the Democratic Governors Association raised $2.28 million from drug companies and health insurers in the first half of 2017, [...]

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