strategy

Controlling narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

Synonyms:
Improving drug control
Providing drug control
Claim:
***.
Counter Claim:
The strategy to drive up the price of drugs beyond the possibility of purchase by limiting supply simply does not work. Increasing prices has actually attracted new producers and distributors to the market, eventually driving prices back down again. The U.S. government has already spent more than $25 billion on interdiction programmes and efforts to disrupt drug production in "source countries," but prices for a pure gram of both heroin and cocaine (as measured in 1994 dollars) have declined markedly in the last 15 years.
Facilitated by:
Promoting drug control
Values:
Self-control
Subjects:
Pharmacy
Control
Reform
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies