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Ending the War on Drugs: A Radical Take From Emerging Leader Dr. Carl Hart

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

As a public figure neuroscientist Carl Hart is changing minds about drug use itself. This after fighting the drug wars and then fighting the racism and myths behind them. MORE  

Massachusetts Hospital To Begin Mandatory Drug Screening For Patients

By McCarton Ackerman

The drug epidemic in the Bay State has led to some drastic and controversial responses. MORE  

Cleveland High Schools Begin Mandatory Drug Testing Next Year

By McCarton Ackerman

Three Catholic high schools have declared their intention to drug test students despite the controversy surrounding the tactic and the failure of other such testing programs. MORE  

Controversial Research Links Casual Pot Use With Brain Abnormalities

By Paul Gaita

The study drew sharp criticism for its "dishonesty" and alleged influence of its funding agencies, which include the Office of National Drug Control Policy. MORE  

Michigan Debates Controversial Roadside Saliva Tests for Weed

By Paul Gaita

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC. MORE  

Controversial Painkiller Zohydro Being Geared Up for Release

By McCarton Ackerman

The first pure hydrocodone painkiller approved by the FDA will hit the market this week barring a last-minute repeal. MORE  

Death Row Inmates File Suit For Details of Execution Drugs

By Paul Gaita

Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner, both awaiting capital punishment in Oklahoma, are challenging the state's use of a controversial combination of lethal drugs. MORE  

AA Cults I Have Known

By Benjamin Aldo

Alcoholics Anonymous has long been vulnerable to a creeping fundamentalism with cult-like tendencies. One longtime member recounts his brushes with some pernicious corruptions of the fellowship.  MORE  

UK Launches Controversial 24-Hour "Dial-a-Drink" Service

By McCarton Ackerman

A newly-approved alcoholic delivery service has health officials on edge. MORE  

Fake Drug Stings Put 1,000 Behind Bars

By Victoria Kim

The ATF's controversial tactic snags "criminals" before they commit a crime. Has the government gone too far? MORE  

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