With overdoses becoming an increasing problem in the US, its more important than ever to understand how our brains react to drugs. Judith Grisel, a former drug addict turned neuroscientist, explains how our brains become addicted to drugs and shares her story.
The cost of drugs is suddenly an election issue after a pharmaceutical company jacked up the price of a life-saving drug by 5500%. But the owner of the drug company insists it's the right thing to do. Hillary Clinton has talked about introducing controls on drug prices.
Lethal injections don't happen without specific drugs, but when a favorite drug of the prison system became harder to get, prisons went looking abroad and found the product through sketchy dealers and by lying to drug companies.
South Africa is battling a new street drug called nyaope, which combines several substances so users can get a cheap high. But efforts to tackle the problem in the country's townships don't appear to be succeeding.
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