Die in Agony: The War …

A hidden effect of the War on Drugs – people across the world are unable to get medicines they actually need.

From delays in access and research into cannabis-based medicines to driving a street-valium crisis in Scotland to critical pain-relief shortages across the global south, we explore how the War on Drugs impacts the medical world, causing massive, unnecessary suffering along the way.

For half a century, prohibition has been causing chaos and misery worldwide. Any attempt to shut down the drugs trade invariably sets off a chain of events that just makes things worse, leaving a trail of death, illness, violence, slavery, addiction, crime and inequality across the globe. The War On Drugs is a war in which everyone loses – except, in a weird kind of way, the drugs themselves.

Watch more from this series:

The Prescription Drug Epidemic
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The War on Drugs is Racist to the core
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A World on Speed
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Psychedelics
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Cocaine
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The Media
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