Deliberately mixing the powerful and deadly drug with stimulants like coke and meth is one (dangerous) way users are adjusting to a new market.
Money from the first big opioid addiction settlement is being spent in the wrong places.
Since people can already order fentanyl and other harmful drugs via the darknet, NEXT wants to make obtaining items that reduce harm just as easy to get.
Cracking down on the legal supply is not a solution. In fact, it could spell disaster.
It's Reefer Madness all over again, somehow.
The Brookings Institution claimed that syringe exchange programs and overdose-reversing drugs will make the addiction crisis worse—ignoring decades of public health data. With record opioid overdose deaths, getting these recommendations right matters.
The barriers insurance companies place in the way of treatment are killing people.
One $5 or $10 fatal dose could become dozens or even hundreds of nonfatal highs.
It's the 1980s all over again.
"The Sackler family is just as shameless, and only marginally less ruthless, than the drug cartels."
"I love my friends and I love the people I hang out with and I don't want anybody going to jail because of my behavior."