PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Drugs

The Story of a Black-Out Benzo Addict

The blissful escape of benzodiazepines helped me cope with depression and anxiety, but my life ended up falling apart around me.
Daniel Finn
2.22.19
Drugs

The Long, Strange History of Psychotropic Drugs in America

From insane asylums to Lithium and Prozac to a future that may be increasingly about mushrooms and LSD.
Seth Ferranti
2.14.18
Drugs

How Xanax Became the British Teenager's Drug of Choice

With counterfeit Xans readily available on the dark web, a generation of teenagers have found out the hard way that the pills aren't as easygoing as they first thought.
Hannah Ewens
1.26.18
High Wire

Going After Weed in the Middle of a Deadly Opioid Crisis Is Insane

Jeff Sessions just unleashed federal prosecutors despite a massive amount of evidence that weed is associated with fewer fatal overdoses.
Maia Szalavitz
1.9.18
High Wire

What Trump's National Opioid Emergency Should Look Like

The president should strip away the red tape preventing people from getting methadone or buprenorphine, which are proven to reduce opioid overdose.
Maia Szalavitz
8.14.17
High Wire

No, High Workers Aren't What's Wrong with America's Economy

Bosses keep complaining that they can't find middle-class workers with clean urine—as if that's a real reason why inequality is so high in this country.
Maia Szalavitz
8.10.17
Vice News Tonight

Inside the first court designed to keep opioid addicts alive

Antonia Hylton
8.7.17
Opioids

Jeff Sessions declares war on doctors who commit “opioid fraud”

Keegan Hamilton
8.2.17
Vice News Tonight

Chronic pain patients are suffering from Maine's strict opioid laws

Seth Dalton
Cassie Giraldo
7.27.17
Drugs

Ohio lawsuit reveals jaw-dropping stats about the opioid crisis

Keegan Hamilton
6.5.17
Ontario Budget

Ontario tables balanced budget for first time in a decade

Liberals’ 2017 budget full of pre-election goodies, including free prescription drugs for anyone under 24
Vanmala Subramaniam
4.27.17
High Wire

The Feds Are About to Stick it to Pain Patients in a Big Way

Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America's struggling communities even worse.
Maia Szalavitz
2.28.17
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