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dc.contributor.authorMartin, William
Epstein, Jerry
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-17T21:39:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-17T21:39:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Martin, William and Epstein, Jerry. "Rx for U.S. Drug Policy: A New Paradigm." Baker Institute Policy Report, no. 63 (2015) James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University: http://www.bakerinstitute.org/research/rx-us-drug-policy-new-paradigm/.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/91940
dc.description The core strategies of the U.S. War on Drugs are eradication, interdiction and incarceration. After a 40-year and trillion-dollar effort, illicit drugs remain available to meet a remarkably stable demand. Drawing on decades of government-gathered and publicly available data, William Martin, director of the Drug Policy Program, and contributing expert Jerry Epstein contend that U.S. drug policy is premised on incorrect assumptions, aims at the wrong targets and can never succeed. But because these data run counter to a century of anti-drug propaganda, they play only a small role in public policy, mass-media presentation and popular perception. In this policy report, Martin and Epstein call for a reexamination of the data and sweeping revision of existing strategies. They urge formation of a politically independent national scientific commission, its members chosen by the National Academy of Sciences, in consultation with the NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services, to facilitate open examination and honest consideration of alternatives to current failed or flawed policies.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University
dc.relation.urihttp://www.bakerinstitute.org/research/rx-us-drug-policy-new-paradigm/
dc.title Rx for U.S. Drug Policy: A New Paradigm
dc.type Policy report
dc.citation.journalTitle Baker Institute Policy Report
dc.citation.issueNumber 63
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