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Drug Database: Prescription for Trouble editorial comment
08-February-2006, United States, The Cato Institute

"The White House Wednesday will announce a national anti-drug strategy that includes prodding more states to set up databases that can track people who get multiple prescriptions of frequently abused prescription drugs such as OxyContin and ...

Lawmen vs. the drug warriors editorial comment
15-December-2005, United States, Arkansas Times

For months, full-page advertisements challenging government policy toward pain management doctors have been appearing in national magazines. “The government is waging an aggressive, intemperate, unjustified war on pain doctors,” the headline on ...

War on Drugs Hits New Low editorial comment
07-December-2005, United States, San Francisco Independent Media Center

The federal war on medi-pot patients hit a new low last month when Royal Canadian Mounted Police nabbed 38-year-old Steven W. Tuck from his Vancouver, B.C., hospital bed, whisked him to the border, and relinquished him to the custody of U.S. ...

U.S. needs more sensible drug policy editorial comment
03-November-2005, United States, Norther Star Online

Article By: • David Conard • dconard@northernstar.info "Drugs are bad, m’kay" So says Mr. Mackey, the school counselor from the "South Park" cartoon. That’s an oversimplification, which might be what the show’s creators are saying. Mr. ...

Consumers caught in meth war crossfire editorial comment
14-August-2005, United States, The Oregonian

The latest insanity in the war on drugs comes to you from Georgia. As The New York Times reported, the feds arrested 49 convenience store clerks and owners -- essentially for selling legal cold and allergy pills. "Operation Meth Merchant" is the ...

So, you call this a victory in the drug war? editorial comment
21-July-2005, United States, Inside Bay Area

WHEN I visited Richard Paey, it quickly became clear that he posed no menace to society in his new home here in Zephyrhills, Fla., a high-security state prison near Tampa, where he was serving a 25-year sentence. The fences, topped with ribbon wire, ...

Study: Ecstasy, Prozac Fight Cancer editorial comment
12-May-2005, United Kingdom, Sci-Tech-Today

A University of Birmingham study suggests the popular rave drug ecstasy might be effective in treating cancer, the London Daily Mirror reported Wednesday. The five-year study found ecstasy and many other drugs used as anti-depressants -- including ...

And marijuana for all editorial comment
07-April-2005, Canada, Now

Moral panic over grow ops ignores fact that more of us puff than play hockey BY Alan Young I am becoming embarrassed by the endless pot debate in Canada. Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan recently stated that marijuana smokers are stupid (Was ...

Medicinal Marijuana on Trial editorial comment
29-March-2005, United States, The New York Times

Medical marijuana is now legal in 11 states, and bills to legalize it are pending in at least 7 more. The drug is also at the heart of a case being considered by the United States Supreme Court. Yet there remains much confusion over whether ...

Seeking merit in street drugs editorial comment
04-January-2005, United States, Newsday.com

For some, the diagnosis comes out of the blue. For others, it arrives after a long battle. Either way, the news that death is just a few months away poses a daunting challenge for both doctor and patient. Drugs can ease pain and reduce anxiety, ...

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