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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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    Marijuana Legalization and International Drug Treaties

    Panelists talked about the potential effects of marijuana legislation on U.S. foreign policy. They also discussed the global drug control treaty system, which banned marijuana except…

    616 views
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    Larry Merlo on Corporate Responsibility

    Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Health, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about corporate responsibility. He defended the company’s decision to…

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    Substance Abuse and Crime

    Panelists talked about innovative ways to address substance and alcohol abuse other than jail or prison. Representatives of South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety program and…

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    Addiction in Early America

    Panelists talked about how different social groups used and abused laudanum, opium, and alcohol in the 19th century. They said alcoholism was primarily a male problem, while thousands…

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    Book Discussion on Marijuana Legalization

    Professor Angela Hawken talked about her book, Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, in which she looks at the pros and cons of marijuana legalization. This interview…

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    Cannabis Summit

    Business owners, activists and policy makers gathered in Denver for the Cannabis Business Summit. They discussed the progress, problems, and future of the legal cannabis…

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    E-Cigarette Marketing

    Industry representatives and anti-tobacco advocates testified on e-cigarette marketing practices designed to appeal to children. In addition, the hearing also focused on the health…

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    Open Phones on Regulating E-Cigarettes

    Michael Felberbaum, who covered the tobacco industry for the Associate Press, talked by video from Richmond, Virginia, about the electronic-cigarette industry and proposed…

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