How I Infiltrated a Chinese Drug Lab
For his new book investigating the powerful opioid fentanyl, journalist Ben Westhoff explains how he found himself inside a synthetic drug lab on the outskirts of Shanghai.
Synthetic Drugs Will Change the Global Drug Trade Forever
Drug traffickers thrive on their ability to penetrate national borders, but a new era of toxic, man-made highs could dissolve those boundaries and transform the global drug trade.
At Least 17 People Reportedly Overdosed on Spice in Brooklyn
Around 9:30 in the morning, at least 17 people in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood became violently ill after smoking the drug, some even passing out in the street.
Why Death in a French Clinical Trial Should Make 'Legal High' Users Think Twice
If we don't rapidly move toward marijuana legalization, a similar catastrophe could affect teens or young adults in the United States.
Is America's Flakka Scare Almost Over?
As the DEA works with local and state law enforcement agencies to crack down on dealers, flakka's popularity has probably reached its apex and could soon be replaced by another unregulated synthetic drug.
Police Are Freaking Out Over Drugged-up Flakka 'Zombies'
Police and public health authorities warn a new, highly addictive drug called Flakka can cause users to flip out for 30 days, while health researchers caution that those freaking out may be the police and health care authorities.