America leads the world in drug overdose deaths and opioid consumption. And it has a lot to do with the ways prescription painkillers are advertised and regulated in the US compared to other countries.
There was more unrest in Europe today.From violent student protests in Britain to strikes in Portugal and anger over budget cuts in Ireland, tensions are on the rise.The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.
The Obama administration's new drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske wants to get rid of the term "war on drugs" and focus more on treatment instead. To discuss the implications of this possible policy shift is Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for Salon.com.
We talk with Marcus Mabry, international business editor for our partner The New York Times and Dan Gross, senior editor and finance expert at Newsweek. They explain what this week's bad economic news can tell us about the ongoing recession.
The European Central Bank meets in Lisbon today to try to find a way to stop Greece's economic crisis from spreading. Meanwhile, Greece's parliament is set to vote on budget cuts to help curb the country's debts.
Fado is a musical style traditionally performed by women. But The World's Marco Werman introduces us to one an who embraces his role as "male fadisao" somewhat reluctantly and Portugal's António Zambujo has reasons for that.