Drug Policy

Big Pharma’s Stranglehold On Drug Prices

Big Pharma’s Stranglehold On Drug Prices

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit   Everyone is familiar with Martin Shkreli, if not by name, then by his actions. Shkreli is the hedge fund manager who took the price of Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750. That’s a price hike of 5555.56%. When confronted about it, Shkreli’s attitude was: What do you […]

Massive Decrease In Overdoses In Medical Marijuana States

Massive Decrease In Overdoses In Medical Marijuana States

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Results from a recent study suggest medical marijuana laws may have unexpected benefits. Deaths from opioid overdoses has decreased in states where medical marijuana has been legalized, according to a recent study. The multi-institutional study was led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University […]

Think Institutional Racism Isn’t Real? Watch This! (Video)

Think Institutional Racism Isn’t Real? Watch This! (Video)

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit “Whites Smoke Pot, but Blacks Are Arrested:” Data Analysis Casts the War on Drugs in a Whole New Light1 “Institutional Racism” is defined as “racism perpetrated by government entities such as schools, the courts or the military. Unlike the racism perpetrated by individuals, institutional racism has the power […]

Justice Department To Free 6,000 Inmates – Largest One-Time Release Ever

Justice Department To Free 6,000 Inmates – Largest One-Time Release Ever

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Score a major victory in the war against unfair sentencing guidelines as the Justice Department is set to release thousands of non-violent drug offenders in an effort to relieve prison overcrowding amid criticism regarding mass incarceration. The Washington Post reports that “righting policy wrongs that began during the […]

Scott Walker Ignores Federal Court – Attacks Food Stamps

Scott Walker Ignores Federal Court – Attacks Food Stamps

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Though a federal court already struck down such a measure, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a state budget into law that directly targets food stamp recipients in the process. Originally, the budget contained a provision that drug testing could be performed on food stamp recipients under “reasonable suspicion.” Walker rejected […]