Opioid Crisis

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
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
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
Opioid Crisis

Guns, Strippers, and Fancy Dinners: How One Opioid Company Bribed Doctors to Prescribe Fentanyl

“Would you like to get a bite to eat? Somewhere spectacular! Maybe shoot guns before?”
Alex Lubben
5.5.19
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

Advocates Warn That Ontario’s Cuts to Overdose Prevention Sites Will Lead to More Deaths

Doug Ford’s government announced on Friday it was scaling back funding for overdose prevention services as opioid deaths continue to skyrocket.
Rachel Browne
4.1.19
Drugs

Changing the Way We Think About Meth

As opioids have been under the spotlight for years, new programs dedicated to the drug are popping up in Toronto in response to rising rates of meth use.
Rachel Browne
3.18.19
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
fentanyl

A record-breaking amount of fentanyl was seized — at a legal border crossing

Officers discovered the drugs in an 18-wheeler carting cucumbers from Mexico.
Emma Ockerman
1.31.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Dangers of Marketing Addictive Drugs

New findings about the pressure to sell OxyContin reveal a lot about the opioid crisis.
VICE Staff
1.31.19
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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