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5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

By Owen Poindexter

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better. MORE  

Obama’s DEA Chief Refuses To Support Proposed Drug Reforms

By Shawn Dwyer

Bush holdover Michele Leonhart has stubbornly rebuffed her new boss over the changing realities of the War on Drugs. MORE  

More Drug Offenders Being Forced to Plead Guilty

By Allison McCabe

Faced with receiving harsh penalties, defendants are feeling pressure from prosecutors to accept less time in exchange for a guilty plea. And overwhelmingly they agree. MORE  

Why Is This Man Still in Jail?

By Seth Ferranti

Federal agents yanked Richard Wershe from high school and groomed him as a high-profile drug dealer. When he transformed into the notorious White Boy Rick, the feds turned their backs. Now he's doing life in jail. MORE  

The House We All Live In

By Will Godfrey

On a visit to Rikers Island, Eugene Jarecki—director of this year's Sundance-winning anti-drug war film The House I Live In—tells The Fix about his campaign to change America's drug laws for good. MORE  

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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has joined two California counties and the city of Chicago in suing the makers of the highly addictive painkiller.

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Yonkers Police Officers Charged With Lying About Drugs to Obtain Search Warrant

Dario Tena fell 30 feet to his death after Christian Koch and Neil Vera lied to a judge in order to obtain a warrant.

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Toys "R" Us Sells ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines That Come With Bags of Meth, Cash

A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.

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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.

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Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles

The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers.

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