Prescription Drugs Now Kill More People than Illegal Drugs

Jul 25, 2012 by

Death by medicine is a 21st-century epidemic, and America’s “war on drugs” is clearly directed at the wrong enemy!   Prescription drugs are now killing far more people than illegal drugs, and while most major causes of preventable deaths are declining, those from prescription drug use are increasing, an analysis of recently released data from [...]

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Is Legalization The Answer To War On Drugs?

Apr 16, 2012 by

Leaders from many western hemisphere countries gathered for the Summit of the Americas meeting this weekend to discuss alternatives to the failed “war on drugs.” President Obama immediately rejected the legalization of drugs as an option, according to The New York Times. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Time to end the war on drugs

Dec 28, 2011 by

Ten years ago the Portuguese Government responded to widespread public concern over drugs by rejecting a “war on drugs” approach and instead decriminalized drug possession and use. It further rebuffed convention by placing the responsibility for decreasing drug demand as well as managing dependency under the Ministry of Health rather than the Ministry of Justice. [...]

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