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  Subject to approval: An investigation into clinical drug trials abroad

This week on Need to Know, we feature an investigation into the globalization of the pharmaceutical industry. Has insufficient oversight of foreign clinical trials led to dangerous drugs becoming available or staying on the U.S. market?


Rock ‘n’ roll, drugs and sex (in that order)

Whether you’re interested in tales of salaciousness and debauchery or only care about the music, you’ll get satisfaction from “Life,” the new memoir by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.


In Baltimore, victims meet face-to-face with their offenders

An innovative program in Baltimore, a city with one of the worst crime rates in the country, puts youth offenders and their victims in the same room.

  Harold Pollack on youth violence

Need to Know talks with Harold Pollack, co-director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. to examine the causes of youth violence in Chicago and evaluate possible solutions.


  Block by block: Violence in Chicago

This week, an 8-year-old girl was killed by stray gunfire in Chicago. Need to Know traveled to some of the most dangerous parts of the city to find out what’s causing the violence there.


  Criminal justice or social work?

The debate over special problem-solving courts for juveniles, veterans, drug abusers and even sex offenders.


  Gangs and politics in Jamaica

Need to Know spoke to Jonathan Rapley about the complicated relationship between gangs and politics in Jamaica.


  Pot: Not so green after all?

California’s marijuana industry is worth an estimated $14 billion. But large, mostly illegal marijuana growing operations illegal — are polluting local ecosystems on an industrial scale in rural counties and places as unlikely as state parks.

  El Paso teens talk about drug violence

Teens in El Paso, Texas, talk about drugs, violence and death on both sides of the border.

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