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September 27, 2013 11:44 AM The Danger of Painkiller Pill Mills

Imagine you were a manufacturer of powerful opioid painkillers and your sales representatives discover suspicious activities at the offices of some physicians who prescribed your product. These activities include patients lining up to pay cash for prescription opioids, drug deals...

By Keith Humphreys

September 25, 2013 8:45 AM Purity vs. Potency: An Important Distinction in Drug Policy

How many times have you read scary stories in the press about addictive drugs of unprecedented purity? How often in movies has the villain been the one to cook up an incredibly pure drug? “Pure” in these cases is used...

By Keith Humphreys

September 19, 2013 10:25 AM Barack Obama: 'Unmerciful Drug Warrior'?

Jacob Sullum has penned a bizarre indictment of President Obama as “an unmerciful drug warrior” because Obama has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a historically small number of individuals who have been convicted of drug offenses. For example, Sullum...

By Keith Humphreys

August 27, 2013 10:40 AM What Obama’s Drug Policy Gets Right

After initially accusing President Obama’s outgoing drug policy director Gil Kerlikowske of opposing public health measures in drug policy, Eric Sterling had the class to publically acknowledge Kerlikowske’s health-oriented reforms: [Kerlikowske] recognized the importance of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS...

By Keith Humphreys

August 26, 2013 9:00 AM Why Can No One Pronounce the Names of New Drugs?

One of the challenging aspects of a career in medicine is that every week you have to learn new nonsense words that have been invented to describe the latest products. 2013 has already brought us Osphena, Tafinlar, Procysbi, Sitavig, Breo...

By Keith Humphreys