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The specificity of the committee’s recommendations varies across areas, reflecting variation in the state of knowledge.
We begin our review in Chapter 5 with supply-reduction policy.
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Chapter 8 examines the use of randomized clinical trials to test the effectiveness of new treatment protocols in different settings, with diverse clients and for different types of drugs.
Special attention is paid to the potential benefits and ethical problems of including no-treatment control groups in clinical trials.
It is inevitably difficult to assess the effects of the diverse activities that, taken together, comprise the nation’s effort to diminish illegal drug trafficking and use.
The present state of knowledge varies considerably across the different policy instruments, with a considerable amount known about some instruments and little at all about others.