There are real-world consequences to misleading stories about the powerful opiate.
Data obtained by VICE News shows at least 2,450 Canadians have died this year, in part because of lockdown measures and an unstable drug supply.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, tighter border controls have stopped the smuggling of life-saving medicine into Mexico.
Exclusive data shows drug distributor McKesson supplied the vast majority of painkillers to Native American communities across the U.S. during the opioid epidemic.
B.C. Premier John Horgan has called on the prime minister to decriminalize all drugs.
And experts expect this year to be even worse.
We arranged a meeting in Shanghai with a synthetic-drug merchant for our podcast “Painkiller: America’s Fentanyl Crisis.”
We shadowed cartel members in Mexico along every step of the fentanyl supply chain.
Organizers called out the B.C. government for allowing drug users to die in record numbers while pouring resources into its COVID-19 response.
A new podcast series from VICE News and Spotify is a deep dive into the powerful opioid fueling America’s overdose crisis.
“They're supplying them through the same exact supply chain, through the same exact marketing mechanisms, that they have with illicit drugs for a long time.”