painkillers

PROFILES

The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon Is Just Getting Comfortable

The emotive songwriter talks about how he expanded towards new horizons on his recent and second solo album, 'Sleepwalkers.'
Lauren O'Neill
3.27.18
News

All The News You Need To Read This Morning

The low down on what's going on.
VICE Staff
3.16.18
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
8.15.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Fish on the Great Barrier Reef Has Venom Like "Heroin"

Researchers believe it could be used to make new painkillers.
Maddison Connaughton
3.31.17
crime

How Two Teens Used the Baltimore Riots to Start an 'Uber of Drug Dealing'

A new book shows how Freddie Gray's death – and the unrest that followed – presented an opportunity for young dealers.
Seth Ferranti
1.25.17
Photo

Photos of the Synthetic Drug Epidemic That's Ravaged Gaza

For years now, Gaza has been rocked by the proliferation of a synthetic opiate called Tramadol. We sent a photographer to document sales, police confiscations, and the human suffering that pushes people into opiate use.
Antonio Faccilongo
10.2.16
High Wire

The DEA Is About to Make Life Even More Dangerous for Heroin Users

The feds are set to make Kratom, a popular herbal painkiller used as an alternative to heroin and Oxy, schedule I. This is very bad for America's addicts and others who use opioids.
Maia Szalavitz
9.27.16
High Wire

Reducing the Painkiller Supply Could Make America's Opioid Problem Even Deadlier

We know from a century of prohibition that cutting down the supply of a desired drug tends to encourage stronger, shadier alternatives.
Maia Szalavitz
9.14.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The NHS Is Trialling a Cannabis Vape Pen, So I Tried It for Myself

It won't really get you high, but it's a step towards sensible medicinal cannabis policy in the UK.
Joe Bish
8.16.16
tech

Can Better Medical Technology Stop the Opioid Epidemic?

Probably not, but it can start to plug the pipeline.
Luke Winkie
8.6.16
DOPESICK

The Young Drug Users Falling Victim to Fentanyl

VICE presents an immersive and personal feature-length documentary about the fentanyl crisis in Canada told from the perspective of a social network of drug users.
VICE Staff
6.23.16
Health

People Who Combine Coke and Alcohol Are More Likely to Kill Themselves

But you can't necessarily blame the drugs.
Sally Wadyka
4.14.16
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