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Illegal markets: the economics of drug distribution and social harm

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes what is known about drug markets, and the nature and extent of harms that arise from them. It begins with a brief theoretical discussion about the structure, prices, ... More


The legal market: prescription and diversion of psychopharmaceuticals

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 5 described what is known about the structure, prices, and products of illegal drug markets, and the nature and extent of harms that arise from them. This chapter describes another drug ... More


The Vicious Cycle: The Resurgence of Drug Production and Drug Trafficking in Peru

Marten W. Brienen and Jonathan D. Rosen

in Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060682
eISBN:
9780813050935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060682.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter explores the major trends of drug trafficking in Peru in the twenty-first century, focusing on the challenges that Peru faces in 2014. This work highlights the consequences of the U.S. ... More


The Drug Market in Burma

Ko-lin Chin

in The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the history, development, and patterns of drug production and trafficking in Burma and its border. First, it briefly discusses some of the major political and economic ... More


An Historical Overview: Statebuilding and Drug Production in Afghanistan

David Mansfield

in A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190608316
eISBN:
9780190638535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608316.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 5 offers a brief history of the Afghan state, drug crop production and efforts to control it. It highlights the diversity in patterns of production that can be seen across the country and the ... More


Introduction: Fifty Years of the War on Drugs: A Moment of Uncertainty

Annette Idler and Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara

in Transforming the War on Drugs: Warriors, Victims and Vulnerable Regions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197604359
eISBN:
9780197633021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604359.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introduction situates the book in the contemporary debates on drug policy. It explains how, at a moment when global order is in flux and global security at risk, critically analyzing the War on ... More


Drug smuggler nation: Narcotics and the Netherlands, 1920-1995

Stephen Snelders

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526151391
eISBN:
9781526161093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526151407
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Why did the international drug regulatory regime of the twentieth century fail to stop an explosive increase in trade and consumption of illegal drugs? This study investigates the histories of ... More


Conclusion

David Mansfield

in A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190608316
eISBN:
9780190638535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608316.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Finally chapter 11 brings together the different strands of enquiry into a conclusion. It offers a comparison of the three distinct bans reviewed in the empirical chapters and what can be learned ... More


Absence, Abundance, and Excess: Substances and Sowa Rigpa in Ladakh since the 1960s

Calum Blaikie

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the ways in which changing patterns of materia medica circulation have shaped Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan medicine) pharmacy, practice and social organization in Ladakh since the 1960s. ... More


Strange Doings at Sandoz

Marjorie Senechal

in I Died for Beauty: A Biography of Dorothy Wrinch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199732593
eISBN:
9780190254353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732593.003.0022
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter first describes Arthur Stoll, Sandoz's chief chemist and vice president, and his solution of ergot structure. For Sandoz, the ergot structure was a means to an end: drug production. The ... More


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