In this Humanosphere podcast, we talk with Natasha Horsfield – policy and advocacy officer at Health Poverty Action – about how the world’s war on drugs is hindering economic and social development in developing countries, but not always in the ways you might expect.
Nearly eight out of every 10 Filipinos worry they or someone they know will become a victim of extrajudicial killings, according to the latest survey.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, sometimes referred to as the ‘Donald Trump of the Philippines,’ is so upset at the United Nations’ critique of his government’s alleged human rights abuses he is threatening to quit.
Quit the UN, that is.
For more than two decades, drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was tracked by Mexican authorities. Twice, he was locked…
When the outbreak of Ebola in West African spiraled out of control in the middle of 2014, health-care advocates pointed…
Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and even a drug industry insider-whistleblower work to transform this documentary exploration of the complex politics of the pharmaceutical industry into something more like a murder mystery thriller.
Since Washington and Colorado voters approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, many are predicting other states will follow suit. The sober goal of this anticipated movement is to move away from the law enforcement approach to combating substance abuse through the public health strategy of ‘harm reduction’ – including reducing the harm of putting many people in prison for just using pot.
Earlier this week, politicians in Uruguay voted to make the South American nation the first in the world to legalize marijuana aimed at regulating the use of pot and disrupting the criminal drug trade. But they might not have had it not been for a little help from Washington state, in the form of Seattle attorney Alison Holcomb.
What if addicts were not really addicts? What if they were given other options than drugs? Researcher Dr. Carl Hart…
So has India won the patent war with Big Pharma? Not really. As I wrote when the Novartis ruling came down, India won a battle but the war likely continues.