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Kids teething? Back in 1885, Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup, containing morphine, was close at hand and earned the nickname the “baby killer.” Concerns about the dangers of readily available medications played a big role in how Canada’s drug laws evolved. The U.S. National Library of Medicine

The influence of opium and cocaine panic in Canadian drug policy

Canadian drug policy began to take shape well before anti-immigration attacks on Chinese establishments in 1908. Drugs like opium and coke were causing grave public health concerns.
Fighting drug cartels and counterinsurgencies to get US aid has been a deadly job for Colombia’s military. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

Is the US really ready to end its drug war?

Will America end its aggressive counter-narcotics strategy, which has battered Latin America for four decades?

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