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Accession Number ADA590210
Title Illicit Drug Trade-Impact on United States National Health Care.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 32p
Personal Author C. M. Price
Abstract The United States and Mexico face a myriad of threats to national security: terrorism, crime, illicit drug trafficking, contraband, gangs, illegal logging, trafficking in persons, climate change, and cyber-attacks. The illicit drug trade stands out and continues to present challenges that place a tremendous strain on the United States national health care system. Both countries are heavily invested in the law enforcement fight against drugs. Bilateral efforts are looking at more holistic ways to have positive impacts. United States interagency cooperation is prevalent; however there is much work to be done to stem the tide of illicit drugs and their effects on individuals and communities. This paper identifies the effects of the four primary drugs marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines and the challenges they pose as national leaders move forward to reduce threats to the United States health care system. Recommendations follow.
Keywords Amphetamines
Drug interdiction
Drug smuggling
Law enforcement
Medical services
Mexican drug trade
National drug policy
Public health
United states

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
57Q - Pharmacology & Pharmacological Chemistry
57E - Clinical Medicine
92E - International Relations
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Strategy research project.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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