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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Elderly Who Need Pain-Killers Feel Effects of Drug War

“Heightened efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack down on narcotics abuse are producing a troubling side effect by denying some hospice and elderly patients needed pain medication, according to two Senate Democrats and a coalition of pharmacists and geriatric experts.” (Washington Post, Thursday)

The compassionate side of the “war on drugs.”

FEE Timely Classic
“The Drug War’s Assault on Liberty” by Lance Lamberton

  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.