Marian Shanahan

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Alison Ritter3
Francis Matthew-Simmons1
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1Francis Matthew-Simmons
1Van Phuong Hoang
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BACKGROUND The overarching goal of health policies is to maximize health and societal benefits. Economic evaluations can play a vital role in assessing whether or not such benefits occur. This paper reviews the application of modelling techniques in economic evaluations of drug and alcohol interventions with regard to (i) modelling paradigms themselves;(More)
AIMS To date there has been limited analysis of the economic costs and benefits associated with cannabis legalisation. This study redresses this gap. A cost benefit analysis of two cannabis policy options the status quo (where cannabis use is illegal) and a legalised-regulated option was conducted. METHOD A cost benefit analysis was used to value the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS The news media is often touted as an important, yet inaccurate source of information about drug issues for the general public. This paper investigates the accuracy of reporting in the Australian media regarding the value of cannabis seizures made by the police. DESIGN AND METHODS A sample of Australian newspaper articles, which(More)
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