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White House Clamps Down on Narcotic Drug Prescriptions

By McCarton Ackerman

Hydrocodone combination drugs like Vicodin will be reclassified in an effort to reduce drug abuse. MORE  

White House to Congress: Marijuana Laws Are States’ Rights Issue

By Paul Gaita

The Obama administration jabbed Republicans in the ideological gut in making a 10th amendment argument for supporting Washington, D.C.'s effort to decriminalize pot. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Andre Johnson was on PCP before cutting off penis, drunk man opens fire on Mexico Airport, seven year old brings heroin to school, and Nebraska might ban Palcohol. MORE  

DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

By Paul Gaita

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions. MORE  

Howard Dean and the Politics of Recovery

By Jay Levin

What would it look like if American public policy was aimed at dramatically reducing substance abuse and revolutionizing treatment? An innovative former presidential candidate tells The Fix how the new game would be played. MORE  

Pot Advocates to Obama: Fire DEA Chief

By Shawn Dwyer

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart is under fire for harsh remarks directed toward President Obama behind closed doors. MORE  

Afghanistan Poised to Become Narco-Criminal State

By Paul Gaita

Despite $7 billion in U.S. aid, Afghanistan lacks the police, military, and governmental might to combat its massive heroin production. MORE  

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