fentanyl

Cartel Chronicles

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

Since the drug lord's arrest, syndicates have been producing the deadly synthetic opioid instead of heroin.
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
press conference

6 Falsehoods Trump Recycled to Sell His Border Wall on Primetime TV

“This is a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul,” the president said in his short speech Tuesday night.
Rex Santus
1.9.19
High Wire

The Radical New Fentanyl Trend That Could Save Lives and Screw Dealers

One $5 or $10 fatal dose could become dozens or even hundreds of nonfatal highs.
Maia Szalavitz
11.21.18
News of Zealand

New Zealanders Might Actually Know What's In Their Drugs This Summer

The government takes steps to allow drug testing at music festivals.
Zoe Madden-Smith
9.30.18
Drugs

The Story Of How I Finally Quit Doing Cocaine

It’s not just because I’m tired of being a bloodsucking ghoul. In 2018, blow isn’t what it used to be.
Kitty Gray
9.12.18
Drugs

A Massive Underground Drug Tunnel to Mexico Was Found Underneath an Abandoned KFC

Feds stumbled upon the underground passageway after cops busted the building's owner with meth, coke, heroin, and fentanyl.
Drew Schwartz
8.24.18
Harm Reduction

Does Smoking Heroin Really Cause Brain Damage?

Recent reports that smoking heroin (and an associated risk of brain damage) is increasing among young people aren't looking at the full picture.
Troy Farah
8.11.18
Drugs

The Bizarre Story Behind a Coke Dealer's On-Camera Confession

We talked to the Bunk Police about why they released the video, which shows the dealer crying.
Allison Tierney
7.13.18
united states of addiction

Drug Dealers on Facebook Are Targeting People With Addiction

I posed as a potential customer and experienced the most aggressive marketing tactics.
Elizabeth Brico
7.8.18
Opioid Crisis

Opioids are killing tens of thousands more people than we thought, study finds

Public health officials overlooked more than 70,000 opioid-linked deaths from 1999 to 2015, according to the study.
Carter Sherman
6.28.18
Opioids

An Opioid Popularized by a Nazi Doctor Is Ravaging Africa

The former director of the drug enforcement agency in Nigeria estimated in 2016 that seven in ten boys were using the drug.
Ben Westhoff
5.18.18
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