The Daily Buzz: Biggest-Ever Pharma Deal Goes Bust, Senator Says "Good People Don't Smoke Pot," Russian Policies Fuel AIDS

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  The Pfizer headquarters in New York City stands in the heart of Manhattans business district on October 29, 2015 in New York City. Ireland-based Allergan confirmed October 29, that it has been approached by the U.S. drug company Pfizer and is in talks regarding a potential deal. These are just the latest two pharmaceutical companies to start early dealmaking talks.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Apr 06 2016

The Daily Buzz: Biggest-Ever Pharma Deal Goes Bust, Senator Says “Good People Don’t Smoke Pot,” Russian Policies Fuel AIDS

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

US Tax Clampdown Sinks Pfizer’s Record $160bn Deal With Allergan [The Guardian]
Huge Pharma? This proposed merger would have been the world’s biggest pharmaceutical deal.

Senator Says ‘”Good People Don’t Smoke Marijuana” [Reason]
The drug warriors are still fighting to save you from this scourge.

Russian Drug Policies Fuel Europe’s Worst HIV Epidemic [Human Rights Watch]
Sixty percent of HIV infections in Russia occur through injections. Russia’s aversion to harm reduction is a disaster.

DEA Plans to Decide Whether to Reschedule Marijuana by Mid-Year [Huffington Post]
The agency gave no clue whether it will remove pot from its Schedule 1 category of dangerous drugs.

For Drug Cartels, Offshore Companies Are a Good Fix [McClatchy]Traffickers need to turn their drug money into assets like real estate.

Jodie Sweetin Discusses Her Past Drug Use [Some Entertainment]
The Full House star gets honest.