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Former drug czar: Florida welfare drug testing policy is misguided

Former White House Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey thinks that Florida’s new policy of drug testing anyone who applies for temporary government assistance is counterproductive. “What kind of sense does that make?” he said, according to WCTV. “You’ve got to make the barriers to entering rehabilitation low. You want people in…

Soldiers thrashed comrade for reporting drug abuse, civilian deaths

A US soldier who blew the whistle on his comrades over possible drug use and the deaths of three civilians in southern Afghanistan suffered a severe beating in retaliation, officials said Tuesday. The soldier was beaten after telling authorities about illicit drugs and then, while recovering in hospital, recounted his…