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    Book Discussion on Stoned

    Dr. David Casarett talked about his book Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana, in which he examines whether medical marijuana works. In his book, Dr. Casarett…

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    Combating Drug Use

    Daniel Raymond talked by video from New York City about the new $2.5 million White House “Heroin Response Strategy” to address the growing heroin epidemic facing as many as 15…

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    Synthetic Drug Use

    Karl Racine talked about synthetic drug use in several major cities and the implications for law enforcement and public health.

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    Alcohol-Related Birth Disorders

    Susan Carlson, former first lady of Minnesota, talked about a recent study on drinking and drug use among pregnant teens. She discussed her experiences as a juvenile court justice, the…

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    Heroin Abuse

    Officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency, White House, and other federal agencies testified on ways to stop the increase in heroin abuse and how pain relief medications have contributed…

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    National Governors Association, Discussion on Prescription Drug Abuse

    Governors met to discuss the best methods to combat the problem of prescription drug abuse. Guest speakers included former Representative Mary Bono (R-CA), co-founder of the…

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    Heroin Use in the U.S.

    Debra Houry talked about a Centers for Disease Control report on heroin use in the U.S. and what the federal government, states, and health care providers can do to address the issue.

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    Synthetic Drugs

    The Cato Institute held a discussion on the rise of synthetic or “designer” drugs. The panelists focused on strategies to address consumer demand.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Do you support or oppose the legalization of marijuana?”

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the efforts of federal agencies and courts to combat prescription drug abuse, in particular pain…

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    Open Phones with Sam Quinones

    Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, talked about his book and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 2015 Los Angeles Times…

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    Needle Exchange Programs

    Daniel Raymond talked by remote video from San Francisco about efforts in Indiana and Kentucky to expand access to needle exchanges for drug users in an attempt to stop the spread of HIV…

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    Margaret Hamburg Remarks

    Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned during her time at the regulatory agency. She spoke about food and drug safety,…

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    After Words with William Bennett

    William Bennett talked about his book Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana is Harming America, in which he argues against the legalization of marijuana. He spoke with Jonah…

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    Book Discussion on Chasing the Scream

    Johann Hari talked his book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, about the 100-year war on drugs around the world and the changes being made today. He…

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    Colorado Marijuana Law Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the local, state, and national impact of decriminalizing recreational marijuana, and gave advice to other states passing similar laws. In January 2014, the first…

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    U.S. Drug Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. drug policy at home and abroad. Michael Botticelli, acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and William Brownfield,…

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    State Efforts to Combat Heroin Use

    Rob Morrison talked about the rise in heroin use in the U.S. and what states are doing to combat the trend.

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    Report on Alcohol Poisoning in the U.S.

    Dr. Bob Brewer talked by remote video from Atlanta about the report released earlier in the week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that finds alcohol poisoning kills…

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    Book Discussion on Acid Test

    Tom Shroder talked about his book, Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal, in which he recounts the creation of psychedelic drugs, specifically LSD and Ecstasy (MDMA), and their use…

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