Information Visualization: Drug deaths vs. press coverage

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David McCandless is an expert in information visualization. A great place to see his work is this website which features an interesting visualization of drug deaths and media coverage. As further evidence of this ranking please also see the scientist in the UK who has recently been fired for arguing that drug policy should be based on sounds science, not politics, and provided statistics showing the increased risk of widely consumed drugs such as alcohol in comparison to less risky ones which have been more aggressively criminalized http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2009/12/13/you_cant_handle_the_truth/

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