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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 03/2007

Tivo Alert: War on Drugs v. War on Drug-Related Harm

| Posted 03.06.2007 | Politics
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I contend that the war on drugs is similar to our "war on terror" in Iraq: it targets the wrong enemy, hurts those it is intended to help and is based on faulty intelligence and poor strategy.

Cruel and Disgusting: Pain Patient Appeal Denied

| Posted 03.12.2007 | Politics
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Florida's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Richard Paey, a wheelchair-using father of three who is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for taking his own pain medication.

Prosecutor Mess Shows Sick Priorities of Bush Justice Department: Jailing Physicians, Pot Dealers and Bong-Makers

| Posted 03.14.2007 | Politics
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The prosecutors responsible for the highly publicized cases in which ethical pain doctors were convicted of drug dealing are not amongst those who were let go: in fact, some have been promoted.

NY Event Thursday: Writing About Teens in a Youth-Mad Media World

| Posted 03.27.2007 | Entertainment
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Over the last few months, I've been talking with many journalists whom I respect about the difficulty of getting certain stories-- particularly those...