Media Monarchy Interviews Jack Dallas on Prescriptions For Pain

James Evan Pilato of Media Monarchy has a great conversation with investigative journalist Jack Dallas on the deadly nexus between Big Pharma, Big Banks and the Big Guns. They explore factors behind the recent rise in heroin addiction and what can be done about it.

http://mediamonarchy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/20151228_JackDallas.mp3

Show Notes/Links:

Carpet of Gold or Carpet of Bombs?: U.S. Policy Towards Taliban Influenced by Oil
http://archive.democrats.com/view.cfm?id=5166

Wikipedia: Golden Crescent
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Crescent

Opium Cultivation In Afghanistan, 1994-2013
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/71083000/gif/_71083774_afghan_opium_624.gif

Wikipedia: Allegations of CIA Drug Trafficking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegations_of_CIA_drug_trafficking

Reports Link Karzai’s Brother to Afghanistan Heroin Trade
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/05/world/asia/05afghan.html

America’s Addiction To Opioids: Heroin And Prescription Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/legislative-activities/testimony-to-congress/2015/americas-addiction-to-opioids-heroin-prescription-drug-abuse

How The Explosion In Prescription Painkillers Has Created More Heroin Users
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/how-the-explosion-in-prescription-painkillers-has-created-more-heroin-users/

Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Jacked Up AIDS Pill Price By 5,000%
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/pharma-ceo-jacked-pill-price-article-1.2455809

Obama Targets Drug Abuse In West Virginia, Protesters Say ‘Legalize Marijuana Then!’
http://mediamonarchy.com/2015/10/nwnw245/

Lobbying Spending Database Pharmaceuticals/Health Products, 2015
https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/indusclient.php?id=H04&year=2015

American Banks ‘High’ On Drug Money: How A Whistleblower Blew The Lid Off Wachovia-Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scheme
http://www.alternet.org/story/151135/american_banks_’high’_on_drug_money%3A_how_a_whistleblower_blew_the_lid_off_wachovia-drug_cartel_money_laundering_scheme

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