Opioids

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

How to Legalize Every Drug

Cocaine energy drinks, licensed psychedelics guides, and fair trade heroin could all be part of a safer legal regime.
Manisha Krishnan
5.22.19
fentanyl

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
Opioids

An opioid distributor and its execs were just charged with drug trafficking

“Today’s charges should send shockwaves throughout the pharmaceutical industry," said the DEA special agent
Emma Ockerman
4.24.19
Opioids

A bunch of docs just got busted for allegedly doling out millions of illegal painkillers

Among them, the “Rock Doc” allegedly prescribed hundreds of thousands of opioids and benzodiazepines, sometimes in exchange for sexual favors.
Emma Ockerman
4.18.19
Late Capitalism

Ruthless Capitalists Can't Donate Their Way Out of Trouble Anymore

The Sackler family behind OxyContin are accused of brazenly jumpstarting the deadly opioid crisis. In the era of endless scams, elite philanthropy like theirs is hitting roadblocks.
Alex Norcia
4.10.19
trauma

I'm a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me the Worst Thing I've Ever Seen

As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know.
Alex Miniato
4.9.19
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
Drugs

Meth-related deaths are rising across Canada

A VICE News analysis shows an increase in overdose deaths linked to meth, and police seizures of the stimulant over the last five years.
Rachel Browne
3.13.19
Drugs

America Is Now One of the Most Expensive Places on Earth to Get High

According to a recent report, the price of a "basket" of drugs went up about 40 percent. We asked an expert what was going on.
Allie Conti
3.1.19
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
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
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