PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

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
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
addiction

Even After Overdosing, Most Pain Patients Still Get Opioids

It didn't matter if the overdose was on heroin or prescription painkillers.
Troy Farah
9.26.17
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
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