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Ryan Grim

House Dems Reverse Obama, Remove Ban On Needle Exchange Funding (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats have reversed a decision by President Obama and removed a ban on federal funding for needle-exchange programs that he included in the ...

New York Midnight Heroes

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Harnett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Terrell Jones can't be tired. It's midnight on a Saturday, but he must wipe the sleep out of his eyes because his night is just beginning. Jones is ...

Ryan Grim

Obama Budget Bans Federal Funding For Needle Exchange, Breaking Campaign Pledge | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's budget released Thursday takes a step backward from a controversial political position he had taken during the presidential campaign...

USA Fumbles UN Drug Policy in Vienna

Allan Clear | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Clear

Will this be the year that member states will move towards a public health and human rights approach to drug policy? The signs have not been good.

Wellstone Action Endorses Ramstad for Drug Czar

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

I'm still not sold on Ramstad. I hope he finds a way to walk back from his misguided statements on some public health matters that got caught up in now-ancient culture wars.

New Bill Would Allow Federal Funds for Syringe Exchange

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Jacobson

Syringe exchange and other tales of corrupted policy are the neglected underbelly of the global AIDS success story of the Bush Administration, undermining efforts to prevent new infections.

Obama Drug Czar Pick: No Recovery from War on Drugs?

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Obama shouldn't make the mistake that Bill Clinton did and install a drug czar who will ignore science and push dogma.