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Addiction and Control
Skorodin, Morton
Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in priso...
Drug use, the labour market and class conflict
Helmer, John; Vietorisz, Thomas
A social history and analysis of drug use and its relationship with class struggle.
Drug War-Related Homicides In The US Average At Least 1,100 a Year: Full Extent of Carnage Unknowable Because US Government Doesn't Track Violent Crime Linked To The War On Drugs
Conroy, Bill
The stubborn resistance against entertaining any other options beyond a fundamentalist adherence to prohibition for dealing with drug use in the United States is cloaked in an arrogant denial of the h...
Drug War Winners and Losers
Young, Kevin
A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
Drugs, Race & the Gulag Industry: Against The Current vol. 153
Kilgore, James
Across the country corrections department officials and captains of the incarceration industry are in crisis. Though the nation’s over bloated prison system is far from breaking, the halcyon days of p...
Google Is So Big, It Is Now Shaping Policy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic. And It's Screwing It Up.
Dayen, David
A snap decision by Google has begun to reshape the drug treatment industry, tilting the playing field toward large conglomerates-- the precise opposite outcome Google had hoped to achieve.
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
Mexico at War: Against The Current vol. 137
La Botz, Dan
Mexico is at war. The drug war has become all the news this fall: Real war. Bloody war. With bombings, massacres and body counts.
The Movement for Peace Marches On Against the Drug War: The Goal Is Clear: Peace With Justice and Dignity
Conroy, Bill
The one-year anniversary of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, a grassroots groundswell against the drug war, played out March 28 in a small plaza in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, just...
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Alexander, Michelle
Argues that Jim Crow and legal racial segregation have been replaced by mass race-based incarceration as a system of social control.
Perspectives on Canadian Drug Policy Volume 1
John Howard Society
A symposium of articles on issues of drug addiction and treatment in Canada. Articles include "Substance Abuse and Crime," "Canada's Drug Laws: Prohibition Is Not the Answer," and "Drug Policy in Can...
Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor
Herivel, Tara; Wright, Paul
Essays on the cruelty and inhumanity of the American prison system.
Rejected for jury duty
Conarroe, Richard Riley
Discussing the effectiveness of the policies of the "war on drugs" -- in the courtroom.
Shadow boxing in the drug ring
de Brie, Christian
The "war on drugs" and its simplistic nature.
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Smoke and Mirrors: The Canadian Tobacco War
Cunningham, Rob
Describes Canada's stance and battle against tobacco. Cunningham explains the health movement and tactics to regulate the tobacco industry.
TSA Drug-Running Scandal Betrays Drug War’s Pretense
Conroy, Bill
The cost of bribing US border and airport security personnel is chump change in the narco-trafficking business.
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
Chomsky, Noam
Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and pain...

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Pharmaceutical policy
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Pharmaceutical policy is a branch of health policy that deals with the development, provision and use of medications within a health care system.
Pharmageddon: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs
White House declares prescription drug abuse in US 'alarming' as thousands flock to Florida – the home of oxycodone pill mills
Pilkington, Ed
An investigation into the underground trade of oxycodone, a widely abused prescription drug. Ninety-eight percent of prescriptions in the United States come from southern Florida, where doctors at "pi...
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Self-medication is use of a drug with therapeutic intent but without professional advice or prescription.

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