Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.
New studies claim that legalizing marijuana could be a lifesaver, by reducing suicide rates and traffic fatalities.
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
Tonight on the program, we examine the deadly comeback of heroin as use of the dangerous drug in the U.S. has doubled since 2007. Also: Preventing accidents with "talking cars," South Carolina's battle over Medicaid expansion, new media models affecting…
By Justin Scuiletti
The U.S. Department of Justice, Reuters reports, is starting a search for inmates convicted of low-level drug charges that President Barack Obama could release from prison early.
By Michael D. Mosettig
If any one place symbolizes the continuing frustration facing the Mexican government dealing with drug gangs, it is Michoacan, a western state of 4.3 million, which might have suffered as many as 1,000 homicides in the past year.
Vermont gov. confronts deadly heroin crisis as public health problem…
we look back at a record-breaking year on Wall Street the rest of the economy.
NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. Generics, generally thought to be less expensive, can actually vary widely in price from pharmacy to pharmacy, causing some to skip medications altogether.
the Senate clears the way for a final vote on a bipartisan budget deal…
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