Jeff Sessions is Cruel and Stupid: Never Learning Results of Prohibition

President Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ordered federal prosecutors to seek maximum penalties for drug-related crimes.This is both cruel and stupid.It’s cruel because Session’s 5,000 prosecutors must now push for long jail sentences even for people who pose no violent Continue reading Jeff Sessions is Cruel and Stupid: Never Learning Results of Prohibition

Frontline Examines What Happens When Addiction is Treated Like a Public Health Crisis, Not a Crime

A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light — telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens Continue reading Frontline Examines What Happens When Addiction is Treated Like a Public Health Crisis, Not a Crime

FDA Drug Approval Too Cumbersome, Expensive and Can’t Detect Problems

Among more than 200 new medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration between 2001 and 2010, nearly one-third were affected by a post-market safety event, according to a new study. Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators Continue reading FDA Drug Approval Too Cumbersome, Expensive and Can’t Detect Problems

Canada Largest Federal Jurisdiction in the World to Legalize Cannabis 2017

Canada has taken a major step toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced legislation that would allow adults to possess, share and purchase marijuana, while also strengthening penalties for those who give or sell the Continue reading Canada Largest Federal Jurisdiction in the World to Legalize Cannabis 2017