Ending the Drug War: The Public Health Approach

Dr Steven Jonas, MD, former professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University (NY) has studied the "War on drugs" since the 1970s, under Richard Nixon's administration. His conclusion, meticulously supported by a wealth of irrefutable data, is that the "drug war"—after almost half a century of aggressive implementation— is a complete failure. A radically new approach is needed. More

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About Steven Jonas

Steven Jonas, MD, MPH is a Professor [Emeritus] of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University (NY) and author/co-author/editor/co-editor of 36 books. He serves as senior editor for politics and history with The Greanville Post, and columnist with OpedNews. He has also published numerous academic papers, and publications on a wide variety of topics in the lay press, ranging from politics to the sport of triathlon. In his academic career Dr. Jonas has received a number of honors and awards. Among other things, he is: a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences (elected), the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Public Health Association, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine (UK), a recipient of the Duncan Clark Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Yale School of public Health. He is a Past President of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (the predecessor of the APTR), and a past member of the New York State Board for Medicine. Dr Jonas can be reached at sjtpj@aol.com.

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