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High Wire

Walmart's Dumb New Opioid Policy Could Cost Lives

The retail giant is joining other big pharmacies in setting seven-day caps on new opioid scripts. This is extremely dangerous, and may end in death.
Maia Szalavitz
5.8.18
is this real life?

Recovering From Cancer Means Convincing a Lot of People That I'm Okay

I’m like the car accident you can’t take your eyes off of.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
11.20.17
Crime & Drugs

The Story Behind That Super Bowl Ad for Americans Constipated by Painkillers

There are so many people who can't poop because of prescription painkillers that a drug company spent millions to advertise a pill to combat 'opioid-induced constipation.'
Keegan Hamilton
2.8.16
NFL

The NFL's New Drug Policy Could Help the Home Team

The NFL changed the way prescription medications will be handled in stadiums. This may give the home team an advantage.
Aaron Gordon
5.21.15
true crime

How a Hockey Enforcer Became a Drug Dealing Cop

Bryce Charpentier started out an unlikely California-bred hockey tough guy, but a quiet painkiller addiction led him down a tragic and unbelievable path.
Tal Pinchevsky
3.3.15
Stuff

We Asked Three Doctors How Illegal Drugs Affect Your Sperm

The older you get, the less wise it is to habitually use cocaine, meth, weed, acid, or heroin—especially if you're planning on having a child in the near future. We got an expert panel to explain just what drugs will do to your "little swimmers."
Dave Schilling
10.1.14
Crime & Drugs

Ending Medical Marijuana Prohibition Could Prevent Thousands of Prescription Drug Overdoses

In states that have decriminalized medical weed, an average of 25 percent fewer people are dying from overdoses of opioid analgesics each year.
Max Cherney
8.27.14
drugs and crime

UN Drug Report: America Still Loves Weed While the World Is Hooked on Pills

Globally between 28.6 and 38 million people use opioids, in the form of painkillers with brand names such as OxyContin and Vicodin.
Max Cherney
6.29.14