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Power’s World: why the West is losing the opium trade to the Taliban

By Jonathan Power  

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine who lived 460-370BC, concluded that diseases were naturally caused and were cured by natural remedies. Opium, he wrote, was one of the latter. But he was also of the opinion that it should be used sparingly and under control.

If only our governments today could take such a sanguine and informed view of the use of opiates in medicine today. No one is in need…

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