PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is running a different kind of campaign — and it just might be working

The 2020 Democrat who's come out with the most policy proposals just posted $6 million in first-quarter fundraising
Rex Santus
4.10.19
Drugs

The Story of a Blackout 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
High Wire

America's Rich and Powerful Have Permission Slips to Get High

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.
Maia Szalavitz
5.21.18
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
We Asked

We Asked People Why They Avoid the Doctor

"I’d rather take some NyQuil and be done with it.”
Nick Keppler
2.7.18
Drugs

How Xanax Became the British Teenager's Drug of Choice

With counterfeit Xanax 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
Meducation

The Dangers of Taking PPIs for Acid Reflux

There might be serious consequences to taking these drugs long-term.
Matt Jancer
1.24.18
Opioids

Walmart Is Making It Safer to Throw Away Prescription Painkillers

More than 65 percent of people who misuse prescription opioids get them from family and friends.
Jesse Hicks
1.17.18
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
Opioid Crisis

How the crackdown on painkillers is killing people

Donald Trump's opioid commission recommended in its final report that the U.S. continue to crackdown on prescription opioids and other “supply reduction and enforcement strategies.”
Keegan Hamilton
11.9.17
Vote Now

A Vote on Ohio Prescription Drug Prices Could Change Health Care Nationwide

On November 7, Ohio voters will decide to vote “yes” or “no” on drug price caps. The result of the vote has wide implications for how Americans negotiate prescription drugs.
Kimberley Richards
10.26.17
big pharma

Maryland Has a Plan to Fight Soaring Drug Prices

It could provide a cut-and-paste model for the rest of the country to follow.
Jason Silverstein
10.6.17
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