Seeking Remedies for Anti-Drug Law
September 6, 2009 | 4:00 am
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|Doctors, druggists and a revenue agent seek ways for patients who legitimately need narcotics to get them after passage of the Harrison Anti-Narcotic Act.
"The Harrison Anti-Narcotic law now does not provide for the treatment of those who have contracted the habit through illness. If opium was taken away from everyone tonight, it would mean that before morning scores of pharmacies would be broken into and thousands of dollars' worth of drugs stolen, for a drug addict will take hazardous chances to obtain the opiate he desires," Dr. John V. Barlow says.
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