A Maryland mom tested positive for opiates while in labor and her daughter had to stay in the hospital for five days, and a New York City corrections officer failed a random drug test and lost his job.
From politicians to business executives, America's drug policy is set up to give recreational access to (white) people with status and money—and screw everyone else.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist details his opiate addiction in an open letter for 'TIME.'
Games have helped (and hindered) Larry's addiction for nearly a decade, but he wants to be a better father, a better partner. He's just not sure what it means for his favorite hobby.
"Within the last 12-month period, we're looking at over 1,000 overdoses requiring the use of naloxone," says one of the operators of North America's first supervised injection site.
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.
The administrators gave vendors 48 hours to remove any fentanyl related items.
While police haven't raised the possibility of foul play, some are speculating that the late singer had no idea that he was taking fentanyl, the powerful opiate responsible for a rash of deaths across North America.