Skip to main content

What Should Be Done about the Heroin Problem?

David W. Murray

Overdoses from heroin and prescription painkillers have killed an alarming number of Americans in recent years. Last month, President Obama announced a $1.1 billion package to combat opiod abuse. Some analysts say the federal government is not doing enough to attack heroin production in Mexico and Afghanistan. Others argue that drug interdiction and police crackdowns have failed and call for deregulation and legalization.

Featuring Jeffrey Miron, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and David Murray, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

Related Articles

The “Colorado Experiment”: Legalized Marijuana’s Impact in Colorado

David W. Murray

The state of Colorado has been offered up by many policy makers as a test case regarding the wisdom of drug legalization. Colorado has permitted “me...

Continue Reading

Panel Discussion: What You Need to Know About President Biden’s Prescription Drug Agenda

Adam Mossoff

In a panel discussion for The Heritage Foundation, Adam Mossoff discusses President Biden's prescription drug agenda. iframe#1...

Watch Now

Making a Killing | Ep. 7: Risks and Opportunities for the Fight Against Kleptocracy

Nate Sibley

Paul Massaro, Casey Michel and Nate Sibley discuss Rudy Giuliani’s alleged foreign entanglements, London libel lawyers, and returning stolen assets ...

Continue Reading