Drugs (31 - 40 of 74 items)
Drug Control: U.S. Counterdrug Activities in Central America
T-NSIAD-94-251: Published: Aug 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1994.
GAO discussed its review of drug trafficking in Central America, focusing on: (1) U.S. efforts to curb the flow of cocaine into the United States and the obstacles to those efforts; and (2) Central American countries' capabilities to interdict cocaine shipments and their dependence on U.S. assistance. GAO noted that: (1) Central America continues to be a major cocaine transshipment point despite U...
FDA Drug Enforcement Actions
HEHS-94-136R: Published: May 6, 1994. Publicly Released: May 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) monitoring of generic drug manufacturers, focusing on whether: (1) policies and procedures exist to ensure that manufacturers produce safe and effective products; (2) FDA is pursuing enforcement actions against manufacturers; and (3) manufacturing companies are aware of FDA standards for assessing their comp...
Drug Control: The Office of National Drug Control Policy--Strategies Need Performance Measures
T-GGD-94-49: Published: Nov 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1993.
GAO discussed the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) drug control efforts, focusing on: (1) ONDCP national drug control strategies; (2) the reauthorization of ONDCP; and (3) what lessons have been learned from past ONDCP operations that could enhance its performance. GAO noted that: (1) ONDCP has shifted its strategy to focus on hard-core drug use because it considers it to be the mo...
Mandatory Minimum Sentences: Are They Being Imposed and Who Is Receiving Them?
GGD-94-13: Published: Nov 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal sentencing policies, focusing on: (1) whether mandatory minimum sentences are being imposed as required; (2) the types of offenders receiving mandatory minimum sentences; and (3) the relationship between mandatory minimum sentences and federal sentencing guidelines.GAO found that: (1) 85 percent of the convicted offenders facing mandatory m...
Drug Control: Reauthorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
T-GGD-94-7: Published: Oct 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1993.
GAO discussed the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) drug control efforts, focusing on: (1) whether ONDCP should be reauthorized; and (2) measures to enhance ONDCP operational effectiveness. GAO noted that: (1) ONDCP measures the success of its national drug control strategy in terms of its progress in reducing actual drug use; (2) although ONDCP has reported a decline in drug use am...
Medicaid Drug Fraud: Federal Leadership Needed to Reduce Program Vulnerabilities
HRD-93-118: Published: Aug 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on prescription drug diversion in the Medicaid Program, focusing on: (1) the extent of diversion activities; (2) the reasons diversion persists; and (3) efforts to combat diversion activities.GAO found that: (1) prescription drug diversion is widespread and part of the overall Medicaid fraud problem because there are substantial economi...
Drug Control: Coordination of Intelligence Activities
GGD-93-83BR: Published: Apr 2, 1993. Publicly Released: May 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the coordination of domestic narcotics intelligence activities.GAO found that: (1) federal organizations are operating 19 counternarcotics intelligence centers and have planned a national center for the summer of 1993; (2) the primary function of 15 of the centers is to gather and analyze time-sensitive information; (3) the remaining...
Drug Control: Increased Interdiction and Its Contribution to the War on Drugs
T-NSIAD-93-4: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of drug interdiction and its impact on the supply of cocaine entering the United States. GAO noted that: (1) interdiction efforts have not reduced the flow of cocaine into the United States; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) is generally restricted to drug smuggling detection and monitoring efforts, and lacks authority over arrests and seizures; (3) although DOD i...
Drug Control: Status Report on Counterdrug Technology Development
NSIAD-93-104: Published: Jan 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on counterdrug technology development, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) efforts to develop and demonstrate cargo container inspection technology.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center was established within ONDCP; (2) in 1992, ONDCP...
Drug Control: Impact of DOD's Detection and Monitoring on Cocaine Flow
NSIAD-91-297: Published: Sep 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) how the Department of Defense (DOD) implemented its mission as the lead agency for detecting and monitoring air and maritime drug traffic; and (2) the DOD contribution to reducing the supply of drugs entering the United States.GAO found that: (1) DOD resources have contributed to drug seizures by expanding coverag...