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How to make a “vulnerable population”

“They used my ass and took advantage of me.” This was the story of Eddie Flowers, a former drug addict used in LSD experiments during the 1950s. Leaning forward, forearms on desk, Flowers spoke into the microphone on Capital Hill during the 1975 U.S. Senate hearings into secret government-sponsored research (known as the Church Committee hearings). Flowers died in 2009 …

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Lexington’s Narcotic Farm, Redux

There is a story about Lexington’s Narcotic Farm on Tonic, the arts and music magazine of WUKY. Tonic’s Kopana interviews filmmaker and author JP Olsen about his experiences working on the documentary “The Narcotic Farm.”

Olsen discusses some interesting issues about the intersections between incarceration, addiction and addiction treatments, medicalization, and criminalization.

This story is a nice complement to …