Identification and quantification of change in Australian illicit drug markets
- Medication Insecurity and the Need for More Involvement. Fincham, Jack // American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education;2013, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p1
The article focuses on the issue of medication insecurity and the need for increased involvement to address the problem in the U.S. as a result of deficient economic and therapeutic medication outcomes, Internet access to illegal prescription and medication without prescriptions and counterfeit...
- Markov Chain Modeling of Initiation and Demand: The Case of the US Cocaine Epidemic. Caulkins, Jonathan; Behrens, Doris; Knoll, Claudia; Tragler, Gernot; Zuba, Doris // Health Care Management Science;Nov2004, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p319
Everingham and Rydellï¿½s  Markov chain model of cocaine demand is modified and updated in light of recent data. Key insights continue to hold, e.g., that the proportion of cocaine demand stemming from heavy vs. light users changed dramatically over the 1980s. New insights emerge, e.g.,...
- The Rise of the Mobile Phone in the Hard Drug Scene of Rotterdam. Barendregt, Cas; Van Der Poel, Agnes; Van De Mheen, Dike // Journal of Psychoactive Drugs;Mar2006, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p77
The rise of mobile phone dealing in the retail market of heroin and cocaine in the city of Rotterdam is described. Multiple methods were used for the study, including analysis of Street survey data (1998, 2000, 2003), qualitative and quantitative analysis of fieldwork data, and semi-open...
- RETHINKING USA DRUG POLICY. Ogbonna, Chinyere // Journal of Global Intelligence & Policy;Winter2012, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p107
There are striking similarities between current drug policies and the former policies of the prohibition era. Over the years, the American political climate has leaned towards "Get Tough" policies on drugs and crime; as such there has been an attendant increase in the number of tough sentences...
- Global: commission on drug policy declares drug war a failure, urges reforms. Amèrica-Simms, Lindsey // HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review;Oct2011, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p33
The article focuses on the Global Commission on Drug Policy's report urging the adoption of a new drug policy in order to reduce drug abuse. The report states that criminalization, repressive measures directed at illegal drug producers and illegal drug traffickers and consumers have failed to...
- More states turn to treatment in drug war. Marks, Alexandra // Christian Science Monitor;5/5/99, Vol. 91 Issue 111, p2
Focuses on the proposed easing of some of the harshest of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, the first mandatory sentencing laws in the United States, by New York Governor George Pataki as of May 5, 1999. Details of the proposal; Criticism; The proposal a shift in the drug policy of the United States...
- BIG BROTHER: AMERICA'S REAL DEPENDENCE PROBLEM. Binney, Gard E. // Ecologist;Dec2001/Jan2002, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p75
Comments on the problem of drug addiction and the efforts to fight it in the U.S. Economics of the war on drugs; Budget appropriated to law enforcement against drug trafficking; Contribution of the war on drugs to corruption and civil unrest in Colombia, Peru and Mexico.
- Drugs: Time for a Rethink. Hyde, John // Institute of Public Affairs Review;Sep2001, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p10
Discusses the risks associated with the refusal to consider the arguments raised in favor of legal provision of addictive drugs. Overview of a drug-trafficking operation; Explanation on some policy options; Three strands of opposition to the legal provision of drugs; Recommendations for governments.
- Drugs: Changing perspectives. Williams, Sue // UNESCO Sources;Apr99, Issue 111, p3
Editorial. Focuses on changing perspectives on the drug menace. Reasons for the growth of the illegal drug industry; Call for a better understanding of why some people take drugs and others cultivate them; Incursion of criminal activity into the economy.