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5-minute Lowy Lunch: Epic drug fail

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

16 July 2009 19:34

Yesterday the Lowy Institute hosted Dr Alex Wodak, Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, since 1982. Dr Wodak presented some damning statistics about the failure of the global prohibition on recreational drugs, and addressed the corrosive geopolitical effects of the war on drugs.

You can listen to the full presentation and look at Dr Wodak's slides here. Below is a short interview we conducted after his speech.