The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
MDMA, a drug more commonly known as ecstasy, first appeared on the European dance scene about a decade ago. It arrived in the U.S. and is growing in popularity among teenagers and young adults. A panel talks about ecstasy — how it works, who’s using it, why its popularity is growing, and the risks of taking it.
- John Varrone office of investigation, U.S. Customs Service
- Timothy Condon associate director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH
- Beth Kane-Davidson director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital
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