Drug czar on Ciudad Juarez, black market for prescription drugs

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Two big drug-related stories have made headlines this week. The first was the killing last Saturday of two American government employees in Ciudad Juarez. The violence is believed to be related to an ongoing turf-war between rival drug cartels in Mexico. The other event could provide a good story line for Ocean’s 14. One of the biggest pharmaceutical heists in history took place in Connecticut last weekend when thieves stole $75 million worth of drugs from an Eli Lilly warehouse. But they weren’t recreational painkillers, but rather mostly antidepressants.

Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, tells us about the drug-related violence at the U.S./Mexico border and the black market for this kind of prescription drug abuse.

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