• July 2, 1998  

    The widespread use of generic drugs as replacements for costlier brand name products has sparked a debate over the safety of these cheaper pills. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports on one state’s attempts to balance cost with quality. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1998  

    Of 1.7 million people in prison in the U.S., 1.4 million cases involve substance abuse. Alcohol abuse is especially widespread among our nation’s criminals. Treatment programs within prisons are being used to fight this growing problem. Jim Lehrer spoke to Rep. Bill McCollum (R) Florida, and Joseph Califano. Continue reading

  • December 10, 1997  

    Betty Ann Bowser reports on the fastest growing drug of choice in the country — methamphetamine. Continue reading

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