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Entries by Radley Balko from 02/2012

The New Panic Over Prescription Painkillers

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

How can we be facing an epidemic of overdose deaths wrought by too many prescriptions for painkillers and, at the same time, be facing a public health crisis of undertreated pain?

Police 'Tank' Purchase Riles New Hampshire Town

Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

"We're going to have our own tank." That's what Keene, N.H., Mayor Kendall Lane whispered to Councilman Mitch Greenwald during a December city coun...

Oregon's Prescription Requirement for Cold Medicine Has Little Effect on Meth: Study

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Since 2006, the state of Oregon has had the strictest pseudoephedrine laws in the country. The popular decongestant, a common additive to over-the-cou...