Nick Turse / TomDispatchFeb 9, 2018
The U.S. Africa Command and Central Command squanders $500 million fighting a drug war in a scandal that catches the essence of what may be the true opioid crisis of 21st-century America. Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 11, 2016
In Sean Penn's star-powered, 10,000-word, gigante get for Rolling Stone about his clandestine huddle with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, we learn that, with startling predictability, Guzmán was yielding to Hollywood's siren call. And that receptivity didn't just consist of his willingness to be interviewed by actor and activist Penn, either. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 24, 2015
A federal judge says the Drug Enforcement Administration relied on a known “fabricator” to make its case that an Afghan man was a narco-terrorist and throws out the conviction. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 8, 2014
Two new reports from the CDC show the dangers of overprescribing narcotics and antibiotics. Is there a way for doctors and consumers to make better decisions? Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 30, 2008
Washington's role in Mexico's drug war, from the $400 million in annual military aid to the U.S. security contractors teaching torture techniques to Mexican police, is often ill-reported in the mainstream media. Canadian journalist Avi Lewis and the "Inside USA" television crew look critically into the conflict that has killed 1,800 people so far this year alone. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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