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Cops Sniff Out Man With Cocaine Stashed Inside Cheese Wheel

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.06.2017 | Crime

It was no ordinary cheese, but this bust was certainly worth some cheddar. Police seized a cocaine-filled wheel of the supposed milk-based food produc...

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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SreyRam Kuy, MD

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interviewed by Brandi Emerson and Clay Farris at Mostly Medicaid. This interview was...

A Root-Cause Approach to the Opioid Epidemic, Part 1

Erica Benedicto | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Erica Benedicto

I love our president, his passion and I appreciate his proposal to heal the epidemic of opioid abuse, but I believe the bigger picture goes beyond treatment centers and expanding scope of practice. We need to assist our patients from the inside, the roots, only then can they truly begin to heal.

Will New U.S. Aid Address Damage Caused to Colombia's Rural Communities?

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 03.13.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

A rose-tinted view of Plan Colombia severely neglects the detrimental humanitarian toll it has had on the country's rural poor. If the United States is to be effective in supporting its South American ally during its peaceful transition, "Peace Colombia" demands a better understanding than its predecessor of the local realities in the areas where its efforts and dollars are likely to be focused.

WATCH: Mexican Authorities Incinerate 20 Tons Of Seized Narcotics

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.16.2016 | Weird News

Mexico has stepped up its war on drugs and sent 20 tons of illegal narcotics up in smoke. Authorities in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California, ...

The Narco-Terror Trap

ProPublica | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

IN DECEMBER 2009, Harouna Touré and Idriss Abdelrahman, smugglers from northern Mali, walked through the doors of the Golden Tulip, a hotel in Accra,...

Are Our Plates Too Full? A Nation Confronts Addiction

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Yesterday evening, thanks largely to the influence and convening power of Mehmet Oz, the nation was invited to talk about addiction. Among those weigh...

3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Pop That Pill

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

I still remember the day as if it were just yesterday. I was sitting in my office across from a patient who came in to see me for his intractable pain...

The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

After being put on Clonazepam in her mid-thirties to treat her panic attacks, Dr. Jennifer Leigh remained on the drug for 18 years. Without ever devia...

End the International Drug War to Control the Afghan Narco-State

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. government has failed to stop the drug trade at home. Washington also has not created a competent, effective, and honest central government in Afghanistan. How effective will Kabul be in limiting opium production when American troops go home?

Does Pharma Have a Constitutional Right to Push Dangerous Drugs?

Allen Frances | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

Let's hope that the continuing string of Pharma outrages and scandals provokes a righteous and effective backlash. We are fighting the wrong war on drugs. Containing Pharma should be our number one public health priority.

Narcotic Sentencing's Long Arc and Obama's Year of Action

Mark Osler | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Mark Osler

For the first time since Bill Clinton famously wandered through the press cabin in Air Force One asking, "You got anybody you wanna pardon?", a president is actively seeking candidates to have their sentences shortened. Unlike Clinton, Obama is asking the question seriously.

Lunch With Hoffman

Matthew Ebert | Posted 04.13.2014 | Celebrity
Matthew Ebert

I was on drugs back then: coke, booze, Xanax, anything I could get my hands on, really. It was 2002, and while Philip Seymour Hoffman's Hollywood career was skyrocketing, mine was a flameout from a jet engine careening backward down the wrong runway.

Is Bolivia the New Afghanistan, or Is O'Grady From The WSJ Delusional?

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Violeta Ayala

Her eye-catching title reads, "Bolivia's decent into rogue state status," but what does that mean? A rouge state is a country that has broken international law and poses a threat to the security of other nations.

Cops Seize More Than $2M In Heroin And Crystal Meth

| Posted 07.20.2013 | New York

By Bryan Graham NEW YORK CITY -- Three men were indicted on drug trafficking charges after police seized nearly 20 pounds of heroin and crystal met...

"Crucifying" the "Other"

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

Imagine how many more customers companies like Wal-Mart, McDonalds, General Motors, Amazon.com, Ford, Foot Locker, H & M, or Ben & Jerry's might have if the tens of millions of people with convictions could get jobs and not have to live on food stamps!

Raid Of The Day: Sylvia and Elsa Romero

Radley Balko | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

November 2, 1992: Fordham University student Sylvia Romero and her sister Elsa were relaxing in their apartment when they heard a loud knock at the d...

Use Vice to Find Your Literary Voice

Jeff Klima | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

So many writing tutorial books and articles focus on your actual writing, that most of the time, the other, dare I say, more important, aspects of your would-be author career get overlooked.

Narcolandia: Drugs, Guns And Art

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Tanja M. Laden

Narcolandia features a range of colorful imagery and graphic depictions of a dark subject: drugs and guns, highlighting the tacit and illicit exchange that's often overshadowed by the broader and less complicated issue of immigration.

FBI Claims Drug Cartel Funneled Cash Through BofA

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

Drug money has a way of sprawling. And some of it may have reached Bank of America. A federal probe into Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, claims t...

How A Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions

www.nytimes.com | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

One afternoon last August, at a hospital on the outskirts of Los Angeles, a former beauty queen named Emma Coronel gave birth to a pair of heiresses. ...

Painkiller Association Closes As Senate Launches Probe

ProPublica | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

A version of this story was published in The Washington Post.As the U.S. Senate Finance Committee launched an investigation Tuesday into makers of nar...

Woman Spends A Night In Jail After Pharmacy Trip From Hell

Loren Berlin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

When you go get a prescription filled, you typically brace for a few bad outcomes: There's the possibility your insurance won't cover your drug or you...

Greece Is The Wor(l)d: 4

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Alexia Amvrazi

In these places you may find an atmosphere of solemnity amongst locals, but prices have fallen, people are eager to offer as much as they can, and the country's natural glory shines on.

PHOTOS: Coast Guard Nabs 2 Tons Of Cocaine, 2,040 Pounds Of Pot

Posted 02.18.2012 | Miami

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has been kicking ass and taking drugs (so to speak) in the Caribbean sea this winter: crew members seized 4,000 pounds of...