fentanyl

High Wire

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.
Maia Szalavitz
6.5.19
Weed

Weed CEO Backtracks After Repeating Claim About Fentanyl-Laced Weed On Fox

Canopy Founder Bruce Linton walked back the comments in an interview with VICE.
Manisha Krishnan
6.4.19
Drugs

More Drug Users Are Intentionally Using Fentanyl Amid Overdose Crisis, Study Finds

The way we think about harm reduction and fentanyl should change, Canadian researchers suggest.
Luke Ottenhof
5.24.19
News

Only One Major Ontario City Refuses to Let Police Carry Life-Saving Naloxone

Windsor Police Chief Al Frederick refuses to let his officers carry the drug, despite the pleas of the local police association.
Nick Dunne
5.10.19
High Wire

Fentanyl Speedballs Are the Latest Disturbing Trend in America's Opioid Crisis

Deliberately mixing the powerful and deadly drug with stimulants like coke and meth is one (dangerous) way users are adjusting to a new market.
Maia Szalavitz
4.25.19
Drugs

The Case for Making Safe Drug Supply an Election Issue

On a National Day of Action, harm reduction advocates tell us what’s needed to put the overdose crisis on federal leaders’ agendas.
Ben Mussett
4.17.19
Drugs

The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl

Authorities have spoken out about the threat of fentanyl in recreational drugs, but there's reason to believe their claims are overblown.
Max Daly
4.5.19
News

Judge Banishes Ontario Man from PEI After a Slew of Crimes

The man told the court he was running away from fentanyl in Kitchener.
Rachel Browne
3.21.19
Opioids

More Canadians Are Facing Jail in the US For Dealing Fentanyl on the Dark Web

A Calgary man faces at least 10 years in prison for shipping fentanyl and other drugs across the border disguised as kids’ toys and Pez-like candy.
Rachel Browne
2.25.19
News

Drug Policy Experts Call for Legal Heroin Sales to Combat Overdose Crisis

A new report cites medication buyers clubs that emerged during the HIV/AIDS crisis as a model for its proposed heroin buyers clubs.
Rachel Browne
2.21.19
Cartel Chronicles

In El Chapo's Mexico, Fentanyl is the New Boom Drug

Despite the drug lord's take down, the narco-trade in Sinaloa is thriving as producers shift from heroin to deadly opioids.
Deborah Bonello
2.18.19
Drugs

Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis

Europe's most lucrative heroin markets seem ripe for a fentanyl takeover. But why the no-show?
Max Daly
2.7.19
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