HEROIN

High Wire

An Unprecedented Drop in Overdose Deaths Is Sadly Not Reason to Celebrate

We know that politically, when turning points in crises are identified, both attention and money are drawn away from the issue.
Maia Szalavitz
7.22.19
Drugs

Ohioans Have Lost More Than 1 Million Years of Life Due to the Opioid Crisis: Report

A new report made the discovery after analyzing overdose deaths from 2009-2018.
Manisha Krishnan
7.18.19
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
Drugs

Your Drug Habit Is Destroying the Planet

The illegal drug trade comes with a significant environmental cost, but it doesn't have to.
Mike Power
5.29.19
Drugs

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanizing Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.
Elizabeth Brico
5.16.19
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Making Peace with the Heroin Addict I Used to Be

Getting off heroin is one thing, facing the consequences and damage of the years you spent on drugs is another.
Hannah Brooks
3.28.19
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

The Taliban-Linked Man Accused of Trying to Funnel Heroin into NYC

This may be a case of US policy in the Middle East coming back to bite it, experts said.
Francisco Alvarado
2.13.19
High Wire

The Deadly Worst Case Scenario for America's Xanax Obsession

Cracking down on the legal supply is not a solution. In fact, it could spell disaster.
Maia Szalavitz
2.13.19
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
Opioid Crisis

The more drugmakers wowed doctors with gifts and lunches, the more people died of drug overdoses, study shows

"Our findings suggest that direct-to-physician opioid marketing may counter current national efforts to reduce the number of opioids prescribed."
Emma Ockerman
1.18.19
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