Saturday, May 7, 2011

Interesting NYT article on a new kind of drug trade

Today the New York Times has an interesting story about the street market for prescription narcotics.  According to the report, people are hanging out outside of drug stores asking passer-bys if they have prescription drugs they want to sell.  Seem to me like the explosion in prescription drug use has the potential to really challenge our existing drug policies.  It's hard to imagine, for instance, that the "war on drugs" will take aim at physicians in the same way it has at "drug lords" south of the border.