On the other hand, some argue that the primary problems associated with the drug industry are produced by the current set of U.S. drug policies and that they are especially problematic for specific social groups, class and communities. Here, some argue that U.S. drug war policies are well-intentioned but simply misguided, emphasizing the need to demonstrate the negative impact of drug war policies so as to inform policymakers to modify (though not fundamentally alter) their drug war strategies. Others, in contrast, argue that the drug policies themselves were made with alternative aims and objectives (eg. industries attaining lucrative government contracts; politicians creating an image to appeal to their electorate).
In your own words, identify what you see as the greatest set of problems associated with drugs and/or the drug war. Using at least 2 sources used during this semester (articles, books, films), formulate an argument as to why you think this set of problems is particularly troublesome and how we as a society should best respond to this set of problems. Make sure that you clearly articulate what the specific problem, which social group or groups are most affected, why that is, and what you believe the source or cause of the problem is.
Your paper should be 6-8 pages long, typed, double-spaced, and with absolutely no spelling or grammatical errors! All authors must be properly cited (choose whatever format and stick with it). Feel free to use other sources not used in the classroom in addition to the 2 from class, as long as they speak directly to issues raised by the other works cited and as long as they are properly cited. Do not add a cover page, but make sure you have a citation page.
After a dark age of mostly ineffective traditional remedies largely based on superstition, or, in best case scenario, careful age long observation of trial and error, modern science has finally brought us reliable, effective and safe medications or prevention for most of the diseases that used to take the largest toll. As a society we have now become complacent, even unthankful, with the public discourse often giving a lot of attention (and, surprisingly, even credence) to increasing movement of anti-vaccination and anti-medication....
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